Know This Vital Piece of Your Vehicle: Your Brake Pads

Cars are complex pieces of machinery with many moving parts, and there's a lot to learn about them. That's why it's common for people to scratch their heads and tell the mechanic to fix whatever is wrong with the vehicle, without a full explanation. But there's an automotive piece on your braking system that is worth understanding. It's your brake pads.

Brake pads serve as a buffer between the caliper that squeezes the rotors on your wheel, causing your vehicle to stop. When that buffer isn't there, screeching noises when the brakes are applied are very common. Also, if you go too long with brake pads that have worn thin, then your rotors can be damaged as well.

If you want to find out if you're doing everything you need to keep your brakes in optimal shape, come to our service center at Sam Leman Ford Bloomington in Bloomington, IL. An experienced technician can tell you exactly what your brakes need.

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