Q: What type of foot brake does it have?

asked by on

What type of foot brake does it have?

Your car is equipped with a couple of different brake systems. There’s the parking brake, which is used to make sure your car doesn’t roll while parked on a slope. There’s the antilock brake system, which is designed to augment the foot brakes, and then there are the foot brakes themselves (the brakes on each wheel).

Depending on your trim level, you may have four-wheel disc brakes, or you may have disc brakes on the front and drum brakes on the rear. In either instance, operating the brakes is the same – press the brake pedal to slow down and stop.


  • The antilock brake system is only a supplemental system. Your main brakes will work whether the antilock system is operational or not.

  • Your brakes need regular inspections and maintenance (whether you have four-wheel disc brakes or disc and drum brakes).

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. What type of foot brake does it have?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: What does the ABS Warning Light mean?

The ABS Warning Light is located on the instrument panel. When there is a problem with the ABS (anti-lock brake system), or the brake assist system, the light will illuminate. As brakes are the most important safety feature on your...

Q: No power in console

The accessory ports on your 2012 Fusion have both an in-line fuse and primary fuse in the fuse box. However, in most cases like this, the problem is an electrical relay. There are two ways you can resolve this. First,...

Q: My seats are really really uncomfortable

I love to drive, especially with living by the beach in Southern California, but I know first hand that it's not fun to drive when you're not able to get comfortable in your own car seat. It can be quite...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...