The master cylinder is also referred to as the brake master cylinder. The device has been designed to transfer the pressure from the brake pedal over to the brakes via the delivery of brake fluid into the primary braking circuit. A master cylinder is used for both drum and disc type brakes. Many vehicles are equipped with two different braking circuits which are called tandem master cylinders and generates enough pressure for two separate braking circuits. So, if one circuit fails, the pressure builds in the other circuit which is intact.
One of the ways for you to know that something is wrong is that the brakes will not be responsive. Also, if you see that the brake fluid level keeps dropping after every few days, then there is a chance that the master cylinder is leaking. In most cases a certified mechanic will either recommend repairing the master cylinder or getting it replaced. The latter option is the best if you replace the cylinder with an OEM part.
Buying the brake master cylinder is pretty straight forward. The easiest way is to take note of the existing cylinder’s part number and search our website for that. Alternatively, we have a description for each cylinder that should help you identify which cylinder is meant for your vehicle’s make and model. If you still need help finding the right brake master cylinder then do not hesitate to get in touch with us right away.