In order for your car, truck, or SUV to have the proper amount of stopping power, you need to make sure that you have a real good set of brake pads installed. Your brake pads are what give you your stopping power, and as such you will notice that they suffer from some of the most severe wear and tear. You will eventually need to replace them, and when you do it can benefit you greatly to have a basic understanding of how the system works.
The stopping power that your brake pads provide comes from them making contact with and squeezing the rotors as they turn. This happens when the calipers compress as a result of an influx of brake fluid that is forced through the system by way of the master cylinder when you step on the brake pedal.
If you think that your vehicle is in need of a new set of brake pads then call or visit our service center here at Price Ford of Turlock in Turlock, CA today.