Should you Match Your Brake Pads and Rotors?

Your brake pads and your rotors collaborate to help your vehicle slow to a stop whenever you press your brake pedal. Under normal circumstances, the pads act under hydraulic pressure to clench down on the rotors, which are smooth discs connected directly to the wheels. As this happens, the pads create heat and friction that initiates a braking effect.

If the pads and the rotors are made of complementary materials, then none of the above-mentioned components usually suffers any damage. If, however, either the brake pads or the rotors are significantly harder than the other parts, then significant damage becomes possible.

The good news is, it is easy to avoid this fate by matching your brake pad types to your rotor types. Here at our facility in the Livermore area, our skilled and experienced brake system technicians can ensure that all of your brake system components work together. Swing by our service center at Audi Livermore today to have your rotors and pads checked out.

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