Do You Know What Brake Pads Are for?

Most sport utility vehicles, minivans, vans, pickup trucks and cars have a disc braking system. The disc has a piston and a rotor. When the piston's caliper squeezes the rotor, it slows down. This slows down your tires, bringing your car to a stop. Between the rotor and the caliper are the brake pads.

Pads lessen the friction and heat between the caliper and rotor. The forces required to stop the car are intense, and the brake pads help to dissipate friction and heat, preserving the lifespan of the rotor and piston. After a few years of driving, those brake pads need to be replaced.

Our associates at Spradley Kia are ready to handle all of your automotive service needs. Stop by our service center any time for a check of your car's brake pads.



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