We look forward to getting up to speed on the open road, but most people hardly even think about the mechanisms at work when you're stopping. Your brake system relies on three parts. These are the calipers, brake rotors, and brake pads. The calipers clamp down onto the rotors to produce the friction needed to slow your wheels and eventually bring your vehicle to stop. The thing is your calipers and rotors would both take a great deal of damage if they made direct contact with each other. That's where the factory-installed original brake pads come in. They cushion the contact between the rotor and the caliper and prevent them from grinding against each other.
Original Manufacturer Brake Pads are Best for Your Vehicle
In time, and especially if you drive in heavy traffic, even the high-quality brake pads that came with your model are going to start to go bad. Look for the warning signs so that you can act before the situation becomes critical. If you find that it takes longer to stop, that's one. Another common indication is a squealing noise whenever you apply the brakes. If you hear a grinding noise or feel the brake pedal bounce as you're stopping, don't delay. This means your rotors may be warping. You can replace your brake pads in pairs rather than doing all four at the same time; just remember to replace both front or rear pads at the same time. Shop for your brake pads from our online parts department. You'll find the right pads for your vehicle and can trust that they will fit as originally intended. Buy now and we'll ship them right out!
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