How Do Brake Pads Work?

February 24th, 2018 by

Since brake pads take so much abuse on a regular basis, they require a durable and affordable material. Most vehicles use pads that are made from a mixture of iron, copper, steel, and graphite to provide them with the strength they need to stand up to the friction and heat required to stop your vehicle hundreds of times.

You send brake fluid through each of the brake lines when you press the pedal inside the vehicle. Because fluid is compressed inside the lines, it provides the strength necessary to force the caliper to squeeze the pads and rotor together. At the same time, the fluid cools and lubricates the parts, so they don’t overheat.

When you begin to hear your brakes squealing or rubbing as you depress the pedal, it’s likely time to have them serviced. We’re happy to answer your questions at Jaguar Palm Beach. Stop by when you’re in West Palm Beach.

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