The brake booster uses engine vacuum from the motor to multiply the force exerted by the foot on the brake pedal and, in turn, the master cylinder. If the car does not have a brake booster or if it’s not working, you’ll need to push very hard on the pedal to stop the vehicle. In most cars the booster is located in the engine compartment or and behind the master cylinder. So, it’s definitely not hard to find and replace if needed.
One of the things you’ll instantly notice is that the brake pedal has become hard. You may also hear a hissing noise when you apply the brakes. The most common reason for it failing is because there is a leak in the master cylinder which is causing a loss of power. So, the mechanic in most cases will start his inspection with the master cylinder and check for leaks. If you happen to notice lots of clear fluid underneath the car or near the wheels its time to get the brakes inspected. You do not want to risk driving a car that’s leaking brake fluid.
Whether you decide to refurbish the entire braking system in your vehicle, replace the master cylinder, or repair the vacuum booster, always remember to purchase genuine quality parts for your vehicle. We sell brake boosters from leading manufacturers such as BOSCH, ATE, and FTE among others. So, you can be sure of buying a high-quality product. If you still need help buying the right one for your car then feel free to get in touch with us.