brake fade

Reduction or loss in braking force due to loss of friction between brake shoes and drum (or brake pads and disc). Caused by heat buildup through repeated or prolonged brake application.

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • brake disc type — A braking system that instead of using the conventional brake drum with internal brake shoes, uses a steel disc with caliper type lining application, when the brakes are applied, a section of lining on each side of the spinning disc is forced… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • fade — A gradual reduction in efficiency. See brake fade …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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