Why Brakes Need Repairs
To bring your vehicle to a complete stop it takes a lot of pressure and friction. When you press down on your brake pedal the pressure you applied is transferred out to your wheels through fluid in the brake lines. These lead to a set of calipers that hover just above the rotors in your wheels. The brake pads are attached to the calipers and create friction when they clamp down on the rotors.
Brake pads are made of a fibrous material that’s designed to create friction. So, whether they lightly press up against the rotors to help you slow down gradually, or they clamp down fast to come to a sudden stop, their job is to create enough resistance to stop the rotors and wheels.
All that pressure and friction causes parts to wear down over time. Brake pads are actually designed to. That’s why every time you stop in for service or maintenance, a technician will inspect them to see if they should be replaced.