One of the multiple types of brakes and brake components we carry, hydraulic brakes differ from air brake systems.
With hydraulic brake systems, the liquid is used to trigger to brake system instead of air. The liquid typically contains glycol ethers or diethylene glycol to transfer the pressure from the control system to the brakes. First invented and patented in 1917, hydraulic brakes evolved for use on passenger cars and race cars and are now used in all makes and models of trucks in the commercial vehicle industry. Many trucks are built with hydraulic brake systems because brake fluid cannot be compressed, which transfers pressure directly and immediately to the brakes.
When it comes to fitting your truck or fleet with hydraulic brakes, shop our online for the latest innovations including hydraulic disc rotors and other wheel hub components. We have a wide range of undercarriage and wheel hub components, including hydraulic brakes. Offering trusted brands such as Autocar, ConMet, Meritor, and more, our part selection spotlights the latest in hydraulic brake technology. Whether you know what hydraulic brake system you’re looking for or have questions along the way, our team of experienced parts experts is here to help.