Everything You Need to Know About Your Brake Pads

Everything You Need to Know About Your Brake Pads

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The Breakdown On Your Brake Pads

When it comes to staying safe on the road, it’s essential to have an efficiently working braking system. Every component of this system needs to be in optimal working order to ensure your car slows down and stops. One part of your brakes that often gets overlooked is the brake pads.

Thankfully, the brake pad replacement experts at Jim Boudreau’s Automotive Repair in Tewksbury, Massachusetts are here to help.

Here is everything you need to know about your brake pads.

What Are Brake Pads?

The brake pads are a critical part of your vehicle’s braking system. They are crafted from flat pieces of steel that feature thick friction materials on one side. When you press your foot down on the brake pedal, these pads make contact with your brake discs. This causes the friction needed to stop your car’s wheels from turning.

As you already know, it takes a lot of power to stop a one-ton car. All of that friction needed to efficiently stop your car will take a toll on your brake pads. Depending on your driving habits, your brake pads could wear out before their recommended replacement time of 40,000 miles.

Signs of Bad Brake Pads

Your vehicle will definitely let you know when it’s time for new brake pads. Some signs that you need new brake pads include:

Strange noises: If you notice squealing, grinding, or squeaking coming from your brakes, your pads are worn down.

Indicator light pops on: Some modern cars will turn on a dashboard indicator light when it’s time to replace the brake pads. If your brake light pops on, make a service appointment right away.

Vibrating: If your car begins to vibrate when you press down on the brake pedal, you might need new brake pads.

If you’ve noticed any of the aforementioned symptoms, call the brake pad replacement pros at Jim Boudreau’s Automotive Repair in Tewksbury, Massachusetts today. We’ll get your car safe and secure once again. Call us now at (978) 658-2120 to make your brake pad replacement appointment.

Written by Jim Boudreau’s Automotive Service Center