BRAKE PADS PROTECT YOUR VEHICLE IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS

August 5th, 2019 by

A brake pad is a relatively small piece of metal that is inserted between a caliper and a disc located near the wheel. When the brake is pushed, the caliper forces the brake pad to make contact with the disc. The pad absorbs the heat created when this happens, and it can also protect the caliper from scraping against the rotor.

The heat that is created when a car stops will cause the brake pad to wear out over time. Therefore, it will be necessary to put in new brake pads every 30,000 miles at a minimum. However, they could last up to 70,000 miles depending on your driving habits.

A Patrick MINI service center in Schaumburg can help to make sure that your brake pads are in good condition. This can help to ensure that your vehicle’s rotors and calipers remain in good working order as well.