Working Of Brakes
What happens when I push my brake pedal?
The brake pedal is connected to the master cylinder located within the engine compartment. The cylinder is filled with brake fluid.
When you push down the brake pedal, hydraulic pressure is created in the master cylinder, brake fluid is pressurised along a series of brake pipes and hoses to the hydraulically activated pistons in each wheel's hub assembly that force the friction material on your pads or shoes on to rotating parts, and that's what stops your car.