Your Brake Pads Are Essential to Stopping Your Vehicle

Being that your brakes are what allow you to stop your vehicle it is no wonder that if they are considered to be one of the most critical systems on your vehicle. That is why it is important to have a basic understanding of how they work in order to be able to effectively monitor them for wear and recognize when they need servicing.

Your brake pads are what do the bulk of the work in stopping your vehicle. When you brake, your master cylinder forces brake fluid through the system of rubber hoses to your calipers. Your calipers are what hold the brake pads. When this happens the calipers squeeze together, and your pads make contact with your rotors, causing friction. It is this friction between the pads squeezing the moving rotors that cause them to slow to a stop.

If you have any more questions about your brake system, then call or visit our service center here at Weikert Ford Inc. in Lake Wales, FL.

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