Brake Pads: The Workhorse of Your Braking System

Your braking system is one of the most important systems on your entire vehicle. And because it preforms such an important but difficult function of stopping your vehicle, the components involved are going to naturally experience some wear and tear. Parts will eventually need to be changed no matter what type of vehicle you drive, so it is helpful if you have a basic understanding of how the system works.

Your vehicle is slowed to a stop when your brake pads make contact with the spinning rotor. The pads squeeze the rotor when the calipers compress them together. That compression is a result of brake fluid being forced through the system from the master cylinder when you step on the brake pedal.

If you think your car, truck, or SUV needs new brake pads or you have any other braking related questions, come visit our Honda service bays here at Loving Honda in Lufkin.