How Do Brake Pads Work?

No matter what type of vehicle you have, chances are at some point you have heard that your brake pads are worn and need replacement. However, what exact role do brake pads play in keeping you and the occupants of your vehicle safe?

Each wheel is attached to a brake rotor that spins in conjunction with it on vehicles that have disc brakes. Calipers squeeze the spinning rotor to help stop your car or truck. This action results in much friction. Your brake pads are a bugger between the caliper and the rotors, which is why the pad regularly wear out and need replacement along with other brake components.

One size or type does not fit all when it comes to brake pads. When you bring your vehicle into our service center at Gillman Chevrolet of Harlingen, we'll make sure that you have the right type to keep you safe on the streets of Harlingen, TX.

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