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Brake pad replacement in Burnaby, Langley, New Westminster and Vancouver

Brake pad replacement in Burnaby, Langley, New Westminster and Vancouver

Your brakes are one of the most important parts of your vehicle. Your vehicle’s braking system is comprised of several parts including the calipers, rotors and brake pads. Brake pads are an important part of the braking system because they make contact with and apply pressure to a vehicle’s brake rotors. The brake pads use friction to convert the kinetic energy of the vehicle to thermal energy. In other words, the brakes pads generate the friction necessary to stop or slow down the vehicle.

Since a car’s tires move very fast, brake pads go through a lot of stress every time you brake the vehicle. Brake pads naturally endure a lot of wear and tear and will need to be replaced periodically. Generally, it’s a good idea to replace brake pads after about 40,000 miles- but this number could differ depending on the situation. For example, if you are constantly driving in stop and go traffic your brake pads will likely wear out faster. The vehicle’s size and how far you drive will also influence how often you need to replace your brake pads. By replacing your brake pads when they are worn out you will prevent your rotors from being damaged and ensure the overall safety of your vehicle.

If your vehicle tends to pull to one side when you brake, this could indicate that your brake pads are unevenly worn. If your vehicle grinds or vibrates when you brake it could mean that either your brake pads or rotors need to be replaced.

Keeping your brakes in good working condition will go a long way towards maintaining the safety and longevity of your vehicle. If you need a brake pad replacement in Burnaby, Langley, New Westminster or Vancouver, please contact our auto repair shop. Our skilled team will ensure that you get back on the road safely.

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