How do brake pads make your car stop?

When you press down the brake pedal in your automobile, a number of things happen to make the vehicle stop. One of those involves the brake pads in your car. Here is a run down of how brake pads work.

The role that brake pads play in the braking process is pretty simple. When you depress your brake pedal, the brake pads apply pressure to the rotor. The friction that results is what causes your vehicle to slow down and eventually stop. Because brake pads perform such a rigorous job, they tend to wear out long before other braking components do. It's a good idea to get them checked about every 5,000 miles, and they typically will need to be replaced after about 50,000 miles.

If you need to get your brake pads checked and/or replaced, come see the experienced and friendly auto service professionals at Gates Hyundai.


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