Stop When You Need To: The Importance of Brake Pads

A light changes ahead, and you hit the brakes. Your brake pads are worn out. You can't stop. That's a nightmare scenario for any driver. Replacing work out brake pads is critical, so you can stop when you need to.

Why are brake pads important? When you hit the brake pedal, the brake calipers start squeezing the brake rotors, to slow down the spin of the tires. The friction between the calipers and rotors gets quite high. Brake pads buffer and reduce the friction produced, which helps stop the vehicle. This high-friction wears out the pads over time.

If you aren't stopping as fast or you hear metal grinding when you hit the brakes, the brake pads need to be replaced as soon as possible. Failing to do so could mean failing to stop. Call the service department here at Volvo Cars of Monterey in Seaside, CA to set an appointment for brake pad service.

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