Automotive Service | How do Brake Pads Work?

Ensuring your brakes are working properly is an important investment in your vehicle's safety. Regular checks and routine maintenance can also help extend your car's life and keep its handling smooth.

The braking system works on the principle of friction and is comprised of many parts that work together to allow your vehicle to slow and stop. Two of these parts are rotors and brake pads. Rotors are discs inside the wheel, and brake pads work directly with the rotors. When your vehicle's brakes are applied, the brake pads are pushed against the rotors and the resulting friction slows the vehicle.

Brake pads will become worn down over time and will need to be replaced on a regular basis to keep your vehicle's braking system working properly.

Has it been a while since you last changed your vehicle's brake pads? Our experienced service techs here at Nelson Ford would be happy to help. Stop by our Martinsville service department today!

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