How Do Brake Pads Work?

Pressing on the brake pedal sets the brake fluid in action. It’s sent through the lines of the brake system to each wheel. When the fluid reaches the caliper, it forces it to press the pads and rotor together. The friction from the action of these two parts causes your vehicle to stop.

Brake pads must consist of very strong material because they endure so much heat from stopping your vehicle thousands of times. Most pads on cars and trucks consist of a graphite, iron, steel, and copper combination. The result is a material that is cost effective and durable.

You might have noticed sponginess in your brakes, or you might have heard grinding. Either symptom indicates that it’s probably time to have your brakes serviced. Stop in and speak with one of our knowledgeable service technicians at Spradley Kia the next time you’re in Pueblo!

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