Your vehicle's disc brake system is responsible for slowing – and eventually stopping – the rotation of your wheels. There are three major components to a disc brake system, and your brake pads are one of them.
What Brake Pads Do
When you press your foot against the brake pedal, the master brake cylinder sends hydraulic brake fluid through the lines and hoses. The building pressure of that fluid forces the brake calipers to clamp onto the brake rotors and create the friction needed to stop your vehicle's movement.
However, both the calipers and rotors are made of metal. If they made direct contact, the parts would suffer permanent damage. Your brake pads cushion that contact while also absorbing some of the heat generated when you brake.
The Types of Brake Pads
How to Spot Bad Brake Pads
Eventually, even the highest-quality brake pads can begin to fail. Signs of this include:
Buy Genuine OEM Brake Pads Online
When you do need to replace your brake pads, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, replace them in pairs – either up front or at the rear – to ensure consistent braking performance. Second, make sure to get the right brake pads for your vehicle. Your manufacturer makes the only ones that are guaranteed to be compatible with your model, ensuring the fit and performance you want. Our online auto parts store has everything you need to do the job, so buy now and we'll ship your order out right away!
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