How Do Your Car's Brake Pads Work?

Most cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles usually have disc brakes. The discs have a rotor and a caliper. When you push the brake pedals, the caliper squeezes the disc, slowing it down, which slows or stops your car. The brake pads act as a friction reducer between the caliper's pistons and the rotor. The brake pads may be made from ceramic or metal.

If you do a lot of stop-and-go driving, your brake pads may wear out after three years. If you mostly do highway driving, the brake pads could last for or five years. It is important to get the car's brake pads replaced before they have a total failure.

Our associates at Maserati of Wilmington Pike offer thorough brake pad and brake system checks. Bring your car in for all of your automotive service needs.



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