At Cassill Motors, we believe that the informed customer in Cedar Rapids, IA is a better customer that will ultimately be a more loyal and happier customer. This is why we are explaining how brake pads work in vehicles and how to select one.

To understand what brake pads do, one must first understand how braking works. When the brake pedal is pressed, a caliper presses on the engine rotor. This causes the rotor to stop spinning and the car to slow down.

As one can imagine, this process generates an enormous amount of friction that could cause a lot of wear and tear to the caliper and rotor. The brake pad reduces this friction and protects both the engine and caliper from wearing out. Naturally, the brake pad will wear out over time. The most important thing to keep in mind when purchasing a brake pad is that it is appropriate for your vehicle and that they are manufactured by a trusted parts manufacturer.

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