Your Vehicle's Brake Pads Explained

Your vehicle's brake pads serve an important purpose because they act as a buffer between the caliper, pistons, and rotor. There is friction when the brake caliper squeezes the rotor, which causes your vehicle to slow down, so your brake pads will need to be replaced on a routine basis.

When you are having your brake pads replaced, it is best to use brand names because they tend to offer more durability than cheaper brands. In addition, most name brand names use the FMSI brake standard and include factory style shims with their brake pads.

Although it is best to check your vehicle's manual to see how often the brake pads should be changed, most vehicle's brake pads will need to be replaced every 25,000 to 50,000 miles. However, there are some vehicles that can last 70,000 miles before their brake pads need to be changed. You can also have a service technician inspect the thickness of your brake pads to see if they should be replaced.



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