Brake Pads Explained

Brake pads are an important automobile part because they apply force and friction to the brake rotors, which are the discs that you can sometimes see behind the tires of certain vehicles. When the brake pads apply pressure and friction to the rotors, it will cause the vehicle to slow and stop. Because your vehicle's wheels rotate very quickly, brake pads will go through extreme stress that leads to regular wear.

Usually, brake pads should be replaced every 50,000 miles, but there are some vehicles that need their brake pads replaced after 25,000 miles. In addition, some vehicles can last up to 70,000 before the brake pads need to be replaced.

There are warning signs to look out for that can let you know if your brake pads need to be replaced. When you have your oil changed, ask your service technician to inspect the thickness of the brake pads. If you hear a squealing noise when you apply the brakes or jittery braking, you should have the brake pads inspected immediately.



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