Your Brake Pads Are Essential to Stopping Your Vehicle

When your car, truck, or SUV is moving there is a lot of force behind it. Stopping that amount of force demands a strong counter force. That is where your brake pads come in.

When you step on your brake pedal the master cylinder forces brake fluid through the system to your calipers. Your calipers are where your brake pads are held. The force generated from the brake fluid pumping into the calipers causes them to compress. This compression is what causes them to squeeze together and forces your brake pads to make contact with the moving rotors.

The friction caused by the pads making contact with the rotors is what actually causes your vehicle to slow to a stop. That is why they are so durable. It is also why they will tend to wear down over time. There is a lot of wear and tear involved with that process.

If you need to have your brake pads looked at or replaced then bring your vehicle into our service department here at All American Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Midland in Midland, TX today.

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