Genuine BMW brakes are the best for the job of slowing and stopping your car or SUV reliably. While most brake systems are electromagnetic, servo, or mechanical, yours are hydraulic. These types of brakes come in disc and drum varieties. How brakes work is straightforward. Press your brake pedal. When you do, your car adds mechanical slowing power. A brake booster or brake servo increases it. Meanwhile, many brake components take part in this process. Your brake master cylinder, for one, pushes brake fluid through your entire braking system. It does this using a brake hose and brake line network. Force on tires and brake calipers and friction between brake pads and brake rotors results. An anti-lock brake system (ABS) control module and wheel speed sensors also come into play. Your vehicle then decelerates and fully halts. Eventually, all brake parts degrade, even high-quality BMW brakes straight from the factory. The signs of brake failure include your vehicle pulling to one side, a brake pedal that's too soft or low, shuddering vibrations, and squeals or screeches during braking. Also, your dashboard brake warning light or ABS warning light can turn on. Likewise, you might notice it's taking longer to stop, your brakes grind or hiss, or they're less grippy. Brake failure symptoms like these require a brake inspection by a mechanic or service center to figure out what's going on. Then, you can order the OEM brakes they recommend for your BMW right from us. Buying brake parts online has never been easier!