How Do Brake Pads Work?

Brake pads are required to be extremely hard-wearing because of the friction and heat they endure. They are usually the result of a mixture of copper, steel, graphite, and iron. Brake pads are one of the hardest-working parts of your vehicle – slowing or stopping it hundreds of times. Not only is this combination durable, but it’s cost effective as well.

As you depress the brake pedal in the car, you initiate the flow of brake fluid that runs through the system’s lines. When it reaches the caliper, it forces the reaction of pushing the pads and rotor together. The two of them are what stop the car.

If you notice a rubbing sound in the brakes, it could be time for service. Don’t hesitate to stop by our service center at Land Rover of Nashville and have one of our technicians take a look the next time you’re in the Brentwood area.

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