What Do Brake Pads Do and When Should You Replace Them?

It's important to know what each part of your vehicle does, how it keeps it running consistently, and how to properly maintain each of these parts; this includes your brake pads. Read on to learn more about what they do, why they are important, and when you should have them checked and replaced.

When you brake in a vehicle that has disc brakes, the brake caliper squeezes the spinning rotor to slow it down, which causes a lot of friction that could potentially damage your braking system. The brake pad serves as a buffer between the caliper pistons and the rotor to keep the braking system from being damaged, and this is why they wear out regularly. Look for wear and tear and pay attention to how your brakes handle.

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