Your Car Stops in Time Thanks to Your Brake Pads

Your brakes are one of the most critical systems on your vehicle. As such, they will also take quite a bit of abuse in the form of wear and tear. Components will have to be replaced, and when they do, it is helpful to have a basic understanding of how the system works as a whole.

When you step on the brake pedal, your brake fluid is forced through the system from the master cylinder. This causes the pistons in your calipers to compress. The calipers is the location where your brake pads are held, and that compression causes them to make contact with and squeeze the spinning rotor. The friction from that contact is what causes the vehicle to slow to a stop.

So if you think that your car, truck, or SUV is in need of a brake service or you just have some other braking-related questions, then call or visit the experts in our service center here at Holler Hyundai in Winter Park, FL.

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