How Do Brake Pads Work?

Brake pads are typically created out of a combination of metals, such as graphite, copper, iron, and steel that are mixed together. Brake pads need strength to withstand the heat and friction of stopping a moving vehicle thousands of times. This combination of metals forms a surface that’s durable and cost effective.

When you press on the brake pedal inside the car, you begin a flow of brake fluid through the lines of the brake system. It leaves the master cylinder and travels through each brake’s line until it reaches the caliper. The caliper squeezes the brake pads and rotors together. The friction created by the pads and rotors is what stops the vehicle.

If you’ve started to hear rubbing or squealing when you apply your brakes, it may be time for service. Feel free to stop in to the Wayne Ford service station when you’re in Wayne, NJ. Our experienced technicians are here to answer questions and help keep you safely on the road.

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