How Brake Pads Work in Your Car

Brake pads work in a pretty simple fashion. They make contact with rotors that cause the friction necessary to stop your car. They are part of an interconnected system that allows you to slow down as traffic requires. You may need to slow down to come to a stop at a red light or to change lanes or to park the vehicle. Whatever it is, you need your brake pads.

The moment you touch the brake pedal you are sending brake fluid through a hose that activates the calipers. Those calipers engage with the brake pads. The brake pads pressure the rotor and that rotor is in contact with all of the wheels. It is what slows down and ultimately stops the vehicle. When you take your foot off the pedal you are putting that same process in reverse. It is as simple as that when it comes to how this process works.

For more questions about your vehicle’s brakes, contact our service center today!

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