Have you ever wondered exactly how it is that your vehicle comes to a stop when you roll up to a stop sign or traffic light? The answer is friction! More accurately, the way an automobile comes to rest is the brake pads generating friction as they rub against the wheels which slows its motion.

Brake pads are small metallic bricks attached to a lever that is further connected to the brakes you press down on inside your car or truck. Composed of a mixture of soft but durable metals, they are designed to press against the wheel perfectly in sync with the pressure of your foot until the wheel can no longer rotate.

Eventually, this rubbing will wear down the break pad to the point where it no longer safely functions. To schedule a checkup for your vehicle, visit Honda of Santa Fe right here in Santa Fe for an inspection.



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