How Brake Pads Help You Stop on a Dime

Despite all the incredible advancements in automotive technology, there is still no vehicle feature that is as vital as your car's brakes. The brake pads are a crucial component in your brakes, meaning it's important to understand how they work and how they should be maintained. At Lindsay Volvo Cars of Alexandria, we offer this basic introduction to brake pads to ensure that all your stops are safe.

A brake pad acts as a buffer between the brake rotor and the brake caliper. A buffer is needed due to the large amount of friction and heat that is created during the braking process. Without brake pads, the rotor and caliper would quickly become disfigured, making it impossible to stop in Alexandria. Therefore, it's important to have your brake pads replaced whenever you notice a high-pitched squeaking sound when you apply the brakes.

For high-quality brake pads and professional brake pad replacement, stop by our service center today.

 

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