How often should I get my brakes checked?
It is important to have your brakes checked often. Most riders get them tested when they have their tires rotated.
What are brake pads?
They are steel backing plates with friction material, bound to the surface facing the disk brake rotor.
When should I replace brake pads?
You will know it’s time to replace them if you hear:
- Squealing – Some cars are equipped with brake pad sensors. When the pad wears down, this sensor touches the brake rotor, producing a squealing sound.
- Squeaking – This sound indicates your brake pads have experienced excessive water and tear.
What is a rotor?
It is present at the heart of the braking system. The brake pads are attached to each rotor, creating friction needed to bring your vehicle to a halt.
What is brake fluid?
It is key to the proper functioning of the brake system. By pressing the pedal, pressure is created in your brake lines, sending this fluid to each caliper. It then activates your brake pads which create friction to stop your car.