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What is The Difference Between Brake Pads and Brake Shoes?

What is The Difference Between Brake Pads and Brake Shoes?

Brake pads and brake shoes are integral parts of any vehicle's braking system. As a car owner, it's important to understand the differences between these two components as well as their purpose in keeping you safe on the road. In this blog, we'll explain the difference between brake pads and brake shoes so you can better understand your vehicle's brake system. What are Brake Pads? Brake pads are the most commonly used type of brakes, found on most cars today. They consist of a friction material that is supported by metal plates and attached to the brake caliper. The brake pad presses against the brake rotor when you press down the brake pedal, causing friction which helps slow down and stop the vehicle. The brake pads are held in a flexible caliper that applies pressure on both sides of the rotor. When you take your foot off the brake, springs inside the caliper push the pads back away from the rotor, releasing pressure and allowing for smoother braking. What are Br ... read more

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