Brake Pad Replacement: Why it is Significant

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Information about Brake Pad Replacement: Why it is Significant

Published on June 18, 2018

Author: brakewarehouse01


slide 1: Brake Pad Replacement: Why it is Significant Vehicles are part of our everyday living. It is one of a few different means of transportation. When you hear about brakes the thing that most often comes to mind is realizing their purpose- to stop the vehicle. Maintenance of your vehicle is important but maintenance of your brake system is a necessity. Unmaintained and unrepaired vehicle parts can cause accidents. It is also a serious safety issue. That’s a reason why you have to replace your brake pads. Defining Brakes By definition a brake is a mechanical device that inhibits motion by absorbing energy from a moving system. It is used for slowing or stopping a moving vehicles wheel and axle to prevent its motion most often accomplished by means of friction. It is important that you check your brakes before going on a trip. According to some people you are better off with a car that won’t start rather than a car that won’t stop. Wouldnt you rather be stuck on the side of the road than go to brake and not be able to stop Brakes and Their Parts Maintaining the brakes of a vehicle doesn’t only consist of maintaining a specific part. The braking system is composed of different parts which need to be checked regularly since it an important piece of safe driving. In this article we will give you an overview of the parts of the braking system. • Brake Pads- are a thin block of friction-producing material that presses against a vehicle’s disc brake or rotor to enable the wheel to stop. Damaged or worn brake pads are very dangerous that’s the reason why it is important that we have regular brake pad maintenance and replace when necessary. • Brake Shoes- metal friction plates that press against the inside of the brake drums to slow the vehicle. • Brake Rotors - also called brake discs. They are considered an integral part of the braking system. • Brake Calipers – a vital part of the vehicle’s braking system. They squeeze and force the brake pads against the surface of the brake rotor to slow or stop the vehicle. The Importance of Brake Pad Replacement Replacement of everything that is worn is a necessity. Maintaining and replacing your brake pads are not only to avoid unsafe driving conditions but also to avoid expensive repair costs. According to a study brake pads are generally thought to last anywhere between 30000-35000 miles but it still depends on the vehicle type and your driving habits. When is the best time to replace brake pads 1. When they squeal with a screech or high-pitched noise. slide 2: 2. When the brake pad only has a quarter of an inch left. 3. When your dashboard indicator lights come on to tell you it is time to replace them. Most drivers can tell if there is something wrong with their vehicle. Fixing or replacing a damaged or worn part plays an important role in vehicle maintenance. Is it time to replace your brake parts Don’t worry visit us today at or call 1-888-344-4949 and speak to your trained brake specialists who can help you with all of your brake needs

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