Brake pads are very important members of your vehicle safety system. Mounted on the front and/or rear wheels, brake pads use hydraulic pressure created by the calipers to clamp down on and stop the brake rotors. Rotors are slick discs of metal that are directly attached to the wheels, and they provide flat, wide surfaces for the brake pads to operate upon.

While brake pads are tough, they need to be optimized for the vehicle and the driver that will be using them. As such, you should take some time to think about your driving habits and needs before you choose replacement pads. Some things to consider include:

  • Climate: If you live in areas prone to extreme weather events, you should look into getting pads that work well in variable climates.
  • Vehicle Use: How you drive your vehicle, and what kind of vehicle you drive, play big factors in the pads that you will need. For example, if you drive long distances at higher speeds, sintered pads may be good choices for you.

Here at Alan Jay Kia our certified and experienced brake-system experts stand ready to help you make the best choices for replacement pads. Swing by our service center in Sebring today for a brief, no-obligation meeting about your unique needs.

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