How Do Your Brake Pads Work?

Our team here at Beyer Volvo Cars of Falls Church in Falls Church, VA understand the importance of keeping up on the maintenance of your vehicle. Your brakes play an important part in your vehicle and over time it can require repairs and replacements.

Brake pads work as a buffer between your brake rotor and calipers. Each time you press the brake pedal, the brake calipers will squeeze the rotor to slow them down. Over time this will wear out the pads.

When it comes to changing out your brake pads, there is a wide range of brake pads available. Ceramic brake pads are built for trucks and SUVs that have a towing capacity. The added weight of a trailer can add extra strain to the brakes. Most cars, on the other hand, will use semi-metallic brake pads. These brake pads will make use of steel wire or wool, graphite, or copper.

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