Brake Pads: How Do They Function?

The vast majority of us give little to no thought to how our brake pads work. This essential element of our vehicle remains a massive mystery to us because we just take for granted that the brakes will always work as they are supposed to when called upon.

The brake pad is the most essential element to braking in general. The pad applies the friction required between the pad itself and the brake rotor. That more or less signals the vehicle that it needs to brake. This is critical because one must be able to stop their vehicle right when they apply the pressure to do so. Any delay in the reaction of your foot versus the reaction of the vehicle could cause serious harm to yourself or another driver out on the road. Considering this, perhaps we owe the humble brake pad a bit more credit than what it has received up to this point.

 

 

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