As you drive around Los Lunas with your family, the brake pads on your car help slow you down and stop when necessary, but how do they work? We've compiled everything you need to know about how your brake pads work so that you can better appreciate the power behind this tiny part and keep it better maintained.

As you press the brake pedal, a cylinder sends brake fluid to the calipers by the car's wheel. As the brake fluid reaches the calipers, pistons press against the brake pad, causing friction on the rotor, which causes the wheels to slow their momentum. You want to make sure that there is plenty of space between the rotor and caliper, as this indicates a full and healthy brake pad.

Brake pads can last up to 65,000 miles and above, but this depends entirely on how often you drive the vehicle and how you use the brakes.

 

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