Brakes are among the vehicle's hidden parts that are rarely thought about unless something is wrong.
Brakes are essential to your car's ability to stop under all sorts of conditions including; ice, heavy rain or even a heatwave. Brake calipers squeeze the brake pads against the surface of the brake disc to slow or stop the vehicle. After time, due to a fault or under heavy braking, these parts will without doubt become worn and will eventually need replacing.
The function of a brake caliper is relatively clear - the caliper forces the brake pads against the disc to slow or stop the vehicle.
Brake pads are a key brake part because they are the component that contacts and applies pressure and friction to a vehicle's brake discs. The pressure and friction applied to the brake disc is what slows and stops the wheel. Though the role of brake pads as braking parts is pretty simple, the brake pads themselves are anything but. Depending on how the car is driven or even where it is driven, the brake pads will wear and deteriorate at different levels. An average life of a set of brake pads can range between 15,000 and 25,000 miles.
Make sure that when your car is serviced, your brakes are fully checked. Some services do not include a brake check. We can offer this check as part of our Service or as a standalone check.
Brake discs are what your vehicle's brake pads squeeze down on to stop the wheels from spinning.