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Car Brakes: Reducing Stopping Distance for Safer Driving

Although SMW Wheels specializes in high-quality forged wheels, we are also experts in car brakes and braking systems. Both wheels and brakes are part of a vehicle’s unsprung mass and are responsible for acceleration and deceleration time, and for vehicle handling. A well-matched set of brakes, wheels and tires can help win races on the track and save lives in city driving. While many people are more interested in acceleration time than in stopping distance, the latter is a lot more important for safe driving.  Whenever emergency stopping is required a few centimetres or a few seconds can make a huge difference.   (more…)