Your Vehicle's Brake Pads: What do They do?

There are a number of components that help your brake system function properly, which include brake pads. Brake pads are important because they apply force and friction to the rotors so that the vehicle will slow and come to a stop when you apply the brakes. Because brake pads go through stress from acting as a buffer between the rotor, calipers, and pistons, they will eventually wear and need to be replaced.

For most vehicles, it is suggested to change the brake pads every 50,000 miles. However, some vehicles will need to have them replaced every 25,000 miles and some every 70,000 miles. To find out how often you should change your vehicle's brake pads, consult your owner's manual or speak with one of service technicians at Heritage Mitsubishi Morrow.

It is important to keep an eye on warning signs that will let you know your when brake pads need to be inspected, such as a shrieking sound when you apply the brakes. Another sign of worn brake pads is jittery braking.

 

 

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