How do brakes slow down a car?

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The brake pads rub against your wheels(rotars) and creates more friction slowing the movement of the wheels.

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What part of a car slows it down?

"Brakes" make the whole car slow down.

What are automotive brakes?

The system on a car used to slow it down

How do you slow down a moving car?

By puting your feet on the brakes

What force caused the brakes on the car to slow you down?


How do you slow down your car while driving?

Press the brakes or down shift

How do you slow down a stick shift car?

pump the brakes and downshift.

Why does your car feel as though the brakes are grabbing when you slow down?

Is your car equipped with an ABS system? That keeps the vehicle from locking the brakes to prevent skidding. The brakes automatically "GRAB" on and off to slow without skidding

Why does your car squeak when you use the break or slow down?

you need new brakes

Suppose that you are in a moving car and the motor stops. You step on the brakes and slow the car to half speed. If you release your foot will the car speed up or continue at half speed or slow down?

If you release the brakes while the car is at half speed, the car will gradually accelerate until it reaches its original speed before you stepped on the brakes. This is because there is no external force slowing down the car once you release the brakes.

What makes your car slow down?

"Brakes" make your car slow down.Additional answerSo does friction and air resistance and the rolling resistance of the rubber tyres.

What mechanical motion principle do the brakes in a car or a bicycle use?

Brakes using friction halt or slow down mechanical motion.

How do you slow a car?

You step on the brakes.