Brake pads are barriers between your car's rotor discs, and brake calipers. All three located behind your wheels.
How Brake Pads Help Stop Your Car
When the driver presses the brake pedal, to stop the car, a series of events occur. First, brake fluid is pressurized down a series of lines connected to the brake calipers. When pressurized, the brake calipers press a piston forward, which pushes the connected brake pads into the surface of the disc rotors. The friction created is what slows and stops the car, since the wheels are connected to the iron or ceramic rotor discs.
When do Brake Pads Go Bad in a Car?
Brake pads can be made of several different materials. There are organic, non-asbestos brake pads, ceramic brake pads, semi-metallic, and metallic brake pads. All are designed to disintegrate over time. Usually after four or more years of constant braking. This could be sooner, however depending on your car model and driving environment. Look out for brake pad thinning. If your pads seem skinny, they probably need to be changed. If they are screeching or grinding against your rotors when slowing or stopping, seek replacement brake pads by Ford ASAP.
How to Save Money on Your Next Brake Pad Replacement
Brake pads can cost drivers hundreds. When the time comes to make moves into new stopping power, you can simply pair with your Ford model's brake pads quickly and sufficiently when the time comes for an exchange.
Order Genuine Brake Pads for a Reliable Replacement
We'll ship your new pads to any location in the nation. Our Ford parts warehouse is packed full of parts and accessories for a range of model years. Feel free to get ahold of us on our contact page if you come across any issues or have any specific questions on parts.
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