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Why do you need to replace your brake pads?

Why do you need to replace your brake pads?

Brake pads are the most often replaced part of the brake system. This is because they are the part that makes contact with the rotor, and the resulting friction slows your vehicle down and allows you to stop. The pads also often include shims and abutment clips to prevent brake noise and ensure consistent, smooth, and even braking.

Where can I buy brake pads and rotors?

It doesn’t matter what parts you need for your next brake replacement, O’Reilly Auto Parts has what you need to get the job done. You can find the right brake pads, rotors, calipers, and more at your local O’Reilly Auto Parts store.

Where are the brake calipers and rotors located?

The brake calipers and rotors should not be ignored when servicing the brake system. The calipers use hydraulic pressure from the brake fluid to squeeze the brake pads against the rotors. Rotors are installed on the wheel hub and rotate as the wheel spins while providing a contact surface for the brake pads.

Which is the best brand of brake pads?

Our BrakeBest brand offers good, better, and best options to fit any repair, upgrade, or budget. We also offer other top brands such as Wagner, ACDelco, and Bosch. Brake pads are the most often replaced part of the brake system.

What happens when you change your brake pads?

Worn brake pads struggle to stop your car, and they can even damage your rotors. Put a stop to damage down the road with new brake pads from AutoZone. If you’re not sure how, check out this guide to changing brake pads. Signs of bad brake pads include squealing, pulsing in the brake pedal, and a dash warning light.

Do you need front or rear brake pads?

Keep in mind that you will have front and rear brake pads on your car. Remove the wheels and look at the pads. If they look thin, then you will need to replace them. Make sure that you check all of your wheels to be on the safe side. We carry all kinds of carbon fiber, ceramic brake pads, and more.

How are the brake pads attached to the wheel?

Brake pads are attached to your wheel, with each one on either side of the wheel. When you press the brake in your car, the brake pads are pushed toward the wheel to apply friction to stop the car. When the brake pads push against the wheel to get it to stop, the friction will rub the pads and cause them to wear down.

Why do my brake pads make a squeaky sound?

Many pads include wear indicators which touch the rotors and create a sound when the pad material is too thin. That said, some brake pads can be a bit squeaky normally, like high performance brake pads on car that’s being driven slowly, so do some research on your specific equipment to learn service intervals and signs to look out for.

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Ruth Doyle