The brakes are some of your vehicle’s most important safety features, and regular brake inspection is key to keeping you safe. If you’re in for a brake inspection and our technicians tell you that your front brake pads need to be replaced, this is not something to ignore or put off! We will be glad to handle front brake pad replacement — and other brake services — at Triple J Motors Saipan, your source for automotive service near Garapan, Susupe, and all over the Northern Mariana Islands. Find out more about this service here, and then take a look through our service coupons to find great ways to save on front brake pad replacement.
Nearly all modern vehicles have disc brakes on the front wheels, and brake pads are part of the disc braking system. When you step down on the brake pedal, the brake fluid in the system will cause calipers to squeeze together. Attached to the calipers by a metal backing are the brake pads. In addition to the metal backing, the brake pads have a thick layer of a softer, friction-resistant material. When the calipers squeeze together, this brake pad lining presses up against the discs, causing your vehicle to slow down or come to a stop.
In general, front brake pads do tend to wear down faster than rear brake pads. For this reason, it should be unsurprising if your auto service advisor recommends changing only the front brake pads. What makes the front brake pads more prone to wear? Think about what happens to your vehicle when you come to a stop — even a slow and gentle one. The vehicle’s weight shifts forward, putting more pressure on the front brakes than the rear ones.
Unfortunately, there’s no hard and fast time when you know for sure that your brake pads will need to be replaced. This is because brake pads wear down differently based on what kind of driving you generally tend to do. If you brake slowly and carefully, they will last longer than if you come to hard stops. In any case, the best way to find out that your brake pads need to be replaced is to have a brake inspection. We make it easy to schedule these inspections with our online service scheduler at Triple J Motors Saipan. Make an appointment today, and then come see us!
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