One of the most important systems on your car, truck, or SUV is your braking system. Because of the nature of this system it is naturally going to suffer from some pretty heavy wear and tear. So, when it comes time to replace components on it you will benefit from having a basic understanding of how the system works.

When you press your brake pedal it forces brake fluid through the system from the master cylinder. The fluid causes the pistons in the calipers to compress, which causes your brake pads to make contact with your rotors. The friction caused by the pads squeezing the rotors is what actually causes your vehicle to slow to a stop.

If you think that your vehicle is in need of some new brake pads or if you just have further braking related questions in general then call or visit our service center here at Salem Ford in Salem, NH.

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