Brake Pad Replacement
What Do Brake Pads Do?
When you push your brake pedal, the brake calipers apply pressure to the brake pads which then squeeze the rotors. The friction between the brake pads and the rotors cause the car to slow down and ultimately stop.
Why Should You Have Your Brake Pads Replaced?
Brake pads will wear down over time, and worn brake pads reduce your stopping power and create a potential safety hazard. Replacing your brake pads can help restore stopping power for the car.
How Often Should You Have Brake Pads Replaced?
Many auto manufacturers recommend replacing brake pads at regularly scheduled intervals. Check your owner’s manual for details. There are also some signs to be aware of that could indicate brake pads need to be replaced. If you experience any of the following, have your brake pads inspected by our skilled technicians:
- A loud squeak when you press the brakes
- A brake pedal that feels spongy, presses down farther than usual or requires additional pressure
- Unusual grinding noises
- Shaking or vibrating when applying the brakes, especially in the steering wheel