What Are Brake Pads?

Brake pads are the most common parts of your car that needs maintenance from time to time. You may have heard your automotive technician tell you in the past that it sounds like they need to be replaced, but what are brake pads?

Brake pads are the part of a vehicle's brake system that applies friction to slow and stop the wheels when you press down on the brake pedal. They are attached to a caliper that is closed onto the brake disc with enough pressure to stop them. The reason brake pads eventually need to be replaced is that the friction of rubbing against the brake disc wears them down over time.

Here at Michael Tom’s Vigo Dodge, Inc., our trained service technicians can help you with any questions you have or maintenance your vehicle may need. Bring it to our service center in Terre Haute, IN or call for an appointment today.

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