In the 1950s, automakers raced to see who could put out the fastest, most efficient vehicles. Much of this was due to America’s surging obsession with performance vehicles and muscle cars. One of the great things that came out of this competition was better brake systems.
By the 1970s, automakers started moving away from the traditional drum brakes and started using disc brakes. These disc brakes proved to be more efficient and capable, but more expensive too. Today, manufacturers have found the perfect blend between drum brakes and disc brakes for automobiles.
To find out the differences between drum and disc brakes and how they’re being used today, check out our article at 4 Wheel Online.