Details on How Brake Pads Work on Disc Brake Vehicles

In order to help educate motorists about their brake system and when it needs servicing, the crew here at Jacky Jones Lincoln wanted to take a moment and explain how brake pads work when the vehicle is brought to a stop.

Three important parts that affect the stopping of your vehicle are the brake pads, the calipers, and the rotors. The rotors are attached and spin with the wheels. The calipers hold the brake pads in place, and squeeze around the rotor as you depress the brakes in order to slow the vehicle.

When the brakes are used, a small area of the pads burn away as they act like a buffer between caliper and rotor. The longer that the driver goes between brake inspections, the more likely the metal rivets that hold the brake pad material in place will be exposed and come in contact with the rotors and cause damage.

 

 

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