Brake Pad Replacement

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Brake Pad Replacement

The brake pad is an assembly of the friction material and is attached to a stamped steel backing plate. Some premium brake pad sets include a noise suppression tab to dampen vibrations and reduce noise.

Although not required by law, a growing number of manufacturers are fitting pad wear indicators to their brake systems. Mechanical wear indicators are small spring-steel tabs attached to the pad backing plate. When the friction material wears to a predetermined thickness, the tab contacts the rotor and makes squealing or chirp noise, when the brakes are not applied, that alerts the driver to the need for service.

The experts at Hollenshade’s in Towson can address any problems you may experience with your vehicle’s brake system. Please CONTACT US for an appointment or to ask us a question about brake pad replacement for your vehicle.

Critical Brake Components

The following brake system components are those most often overlooked during brake service or brake pad and rotor replacements. The items listed below are critical to smooth and quiet brake system operation and performance. Click on the brake component names listed below to learn more…



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