What Do You Know About Your Car's Brake Pads?

On cars and trucks with disc brakes, the calipers and rotor create a lot of friction. Brake pads absorb that friction. Over time, the brake pads wear out because of all that friction. They wear out faster if you do a lot of city driving, which involves plenty of starting and stopping in traffic and at stoplights.

There are many different types of brake pads. Heavy trucks and sport utility vehicles usually have ceramic brake pads. Semi-metallic pads are used on most minivans and cars. When it is time to replace your brake pads, make sure the shims are included. Stick with brand names that use the FMSI standard for replacement parts.

Come visit us at Fox Kia in Grand Rapids for a checkup of your car's brake pads. We offer prompt service that you can trust.



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