Having your rear brake pads replaced on time is very important. Waiting too long to have your rear brake pads replaced can cause a serious problem if left unchecked for too long. Fortunately, your rear brake pads do tend to last quite a bit longer than the front brake pads. That is because the brakes on the front end of your vehicle do the vast majority of the work of bringing the vehicle to a stop. However, waiting too long to have it done can cause some serious problems.
Because the rear brake pads tend to last so much longer than the brake pads at the front of the vehicle, people tend to forget about them. The telltale signs of brake pad wear; metal dust on the rims and hubcaps, and the metal on metal sound of the brakes biting into the brake disc seem to only ever come from the front end brakes. However, just like your front brakes, your rear brakes will eventually need to have their brake pad replaced.
When brake pads wear out, they become increasingly less effective. While not necessarily dangerous, they can make stopping slightly slower. More importantly, worn brake pads can allow the brake piston to bite into the disc causing that familiar metal on metal sound. When this happens, your brake system is being damaged. If you go too long, the disc will need to be replaced.
Here at Dorsett Nissan in Terre Haute, West Terre Haute, Twelve Points, St. Mary-Of-The-Woods, and Youngstown; we have an eye for these things. Our Nissan specialist mechanics know how long the brake pads on your car can go before they should be replaced. We’ll make sure you get a Nissan certified set of new brake pads that will last for a long time and give you great performance. Call or stop by for an appointment today, and find out why Dorsett Nissan is the area’s favorite full-service Nissan retail and service center.
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