How Do Brake Pads Work?

Most vehicles driven on a daily basis use brake pads that consist of a combination of materials, such as steel, graphite, copper, and iron. A strong substance is required to do the job brake pads do. They are required to stop a moving vehicle thousands of times. This combination of materials has proven to be both a cost effective and durable choice.

Each time you press on the brake pedal, brake fluid is sent through the brake lines to each of the four wheels. The fluid reaches the caliper and forces it to press the brake pads and rotor together. The friction created by the action of these two parts stops your vehicle.

You shouldn’t hear noise coming from your brakes. If screeching or grinding noises have surfaced, it may time for service. The next time you’re in Duluth, stop by NorthStar Ford and speak with one of our knowledgeable technicians. We’re happy to answer your questions.

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