There are several components of a car's braking system. Two of them are brake rotors and brake pads. Do you know the difference? The factory-trained technicians at Bill Kolb Jr. Subaru sure do. The highly-certified service team performs brake inspections and brake pad replacements here in Orangeburg. When was the last time that you had your brakes examined? You can schedule brake service here at Bill Kolb Jr. Subaru, serving Spring Valley. We have genuine brake parts and cutting-edge tools to resurface the rotors and replace the pads on your Subaru Ascent.

Difference Between Brake Pads and Brake Rotors

The pads and rotors - both valued parts of the braking system - work toward the goal of bringing the vehicle to a stationary position. Routine brake maintenance means reliable braking when you cruise around New City. Brake rotors are circular discs that attach to the wheel axles. Rotors come in a hard material like steel. Brake pads, on the other hand, have a softer composition. The pads attach to the brake calipers. When a driver presses the brake pedal, the caliper and pad apply pressure to the rotor, slowing down the vehicle.

How Do I Know When To Replace My Brake Pads?

Every braking component plays a part in slowing down and stopping a Subaru Impreza. If the brake pads are worn down, you may start to hear unusual sounds, like screeching, grinding, or squealing. Most brake pad replacements occur between 25,000 to 50,000 miles. Regular inspections can help you stay on top of purchasing new brake components at Bill Kolb Jr. Subaru, serving Nyack and Suffern. We'll assess the wear on your brake pads during each service visit. If the pads are at three millimeters or less, we'll recommend a replacement for your Subaru Legacy.

If you'd like to spend less on new brake pads for your Subaru Crosstrek, inquire about current service specials; there may be a brake coupon. Contact the service team if you have any questions about brake maintenance.

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