Brake Pad Maintenance

Brake Pad Maintenance | Fletcher & Asheville, NC


Brake maintenance is one of the most important things you can do for your car. It’s simple—without brakes, you can’t stop. This can lead to all sorts of problems. While replacing brake pads may seem daunting and expensive, it’s relatively simple and cost-effective in the long run.


The Basics

When you press the brake pedal, you activate hydraulic pinschers (called calipers) that squeeze together the brake pads and the rotor. The friction between the brake pad and the rotor causes your vehicle to stop. Therefore, if you don’t replace your brake pads regularly, there is less friction and less stopping power. Plus, bad brake pads can damage your rotors, leading to added expenses over time.


When Do I Need Brakes?

It can be difficult to know exactly when to get new brakes, but there are some warning signs. For example, if you hear squealing or screeching when you stop, it may be from bad brake pads. Also, if you hear grinding or feel thumbing, these can also be signs of faulty brakes. An automotive technician can also do an inspection to measure your brake pads. For many people, you need new brakes every 25,000 miles (about 2 years); however, some who drive more or on rough terrain may need new brakes every 12,000 miles. There is really no rule of thumb, as each person drives differently.


Have questions about brakes? Think you need new brake pads? Visit Apple Tree Honda. Our automotive experts can not only inspect your brakes, but they can also provide affordable and quick brake pad replacement.

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