What You Should Know About Your Vehicle's Brake Pads

Although you may know that your vehicle's braking system is equipped with brake pads, do you know what purpose they serve? Brake pads help your vehicle slow down and come to a stop by applying friction and pressure to the rotors, and they also act as a buffer for the caliper, rotors, and pistons. Brake pads undergo constant stress, so they will wear and need to be replaced routinely.

For most vehicles, brake pads will need to be changed every 50,000 miles. However, some vehicles need to have their brake pads replaced every 25,000 miles and some every 70,000 miles. You should check your owner's manual to see how often your brake pads need to be changed.

Other than regular wear, your driving habits, brake pad hardness, and the environment can influence the lifespan of your vehicle's brake pads. If you notice jittery braking or a squeaking sound when you apply the brakes, have your brake pads inspected by a service mechanic immediately.



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