The majority of modern cars utilise disc brakes on the front wheels and drum brakes on the rear wheels. Any driver can tell you how brakes work.
Drum brakes work the same way, where brake shoes presses against the drum.
How do car brakes work. You stomp on the pedal and your car comes to a stop. To stop a car, the brakes have to get rid of that kinetic energy. Most modern cars have brakes on all four wheels, operated by a hydraulic system.the brakes may be disc type or drum type.