The Basics of Brake Pads

If you've ever heard a screeching sound when you applied your brakes, you probably know that the sound is an indicator that your car is overdue for a new set of brake pads. At Kempthorn Mercedes-Benz, we want you to know more about your vehicle, so here are a few things you might not know about brake pads and what you should be looking for when replacing them.

When you apply the brakes, pressure is exerted on the discs that spin with the wheels. This pressure creates friction that causes the car to slow. Brake pads cut down on the noise and dust that the friction creates.

You can get ceramic pads, which are great for SUVs and trucks that will be hauling a trailer. If you have a sedan or another smaller vehicle that you use to go to work and the gym, your vehicle will be fine with a set of semi-metallic pads.

 

 

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