What to Know About a Vehicle's Brake Pads

Brake pads are small pieces of metal or ceramic material that sit between a caliper and a rotor. They are designed to absorb the friction that is caused each time the brake is applied. However, that friction will cause the pad to wear down over time no matter what it is made from.

You can tell that a pad is worn or otherwise needs to be replaced if the brakes squeal when you apply them. If you don't put new pads in quickly enough, it could result in the rotor being scored by the metal caliper piston.

If you need new brake pads, buy them from a national brand as they tend to be of higher quality. They can be purchased and installed at Smythe Volvo Cars. It is also a good idea to avoid buying performance pads if you don't have a commercial truck or a sports car.




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