Without brake pads, friction would wreak havoc on calipers and rotors — metal components that support a vehicle’s braking system — not to mention jeopardize any motorist’s response to traffic signals or unexpected hazards on the road.
Hence, brake pads perform an important task by placing a finely calibrated cushion between parts. While they prevent potential damage, they need periodic replacing, just like other car parts.
Drivers should be aware of this mechanism’s life span and stay vigilant to signs of wear and tear. They are manufactured in a range of materials, but always provide the same vital function—to keep your brakes in good working order, enhancing your car or truck’s overall safety profile.
Eugene, Oregon’s Kiefer Kia provides brake service to area motorists at their 1810 W. Seventh Ave. service center. At their service department, you can make appointments; order parts or accessories; inquire about financing vehicles and sign up for specials alerts.
Citing the finite lifespan of brake pads, Kiefer professionals stress the importance of having your dealer or service center check brake pads regularly.
“This may be especially true if you hear squeaking or other irregular noises when you press on the brake,” Kiefer Kia’s service experts said. “If your brake pads are worn, it is important that you replace them immediately. This can help to prolong the life of the brakes and make it safer to operate your vehicle.”