Your Brake Pads Are What Provide the Stopping Power That You Need

Your brakes are absolutely essential to the operation of your vehicle. Without them your car, truck, or SUV would be basically unusable. That is why you want to monitor their wear and be able to identify when they need to be serviced.

In order to do this it is a good idea to have a basic understanding of how they work. Your stopping power is provided by your brake pads. Your brake pads are what make contact with the rotors as they squeeze them. This causes the friction that slows them down allowing your vehicle to stop. The brake pads are forced to make contact with your rotors when your calipers compress as a result of having brake fluid pumped into them by the master cylinder when you press on the brake pedal. All of these components work together to make the system work.

If you have any other questions about your brake pads or your braking system in general then call or visit our service center here at Palm Coast Ford in Palm Coast, FL.

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