For all of your vehicle Parts needs in the Sioux Falls area – Since 1965
Genuine Brake Pads
No matter the make and model of your vehicle, your brake pads are pivotal to the safe operation of your car, van, truck, or SUV.
What Your Brake Pads Do
In vehicles with disc brakes, each wheel is attached to a brake rotor that spins with it. The brake caliper is a device that squeezes the spinning rotor when the brake is pressed, causing it to slow. This obviously creates a lot of friction. The brake pads on your vehicle serves as a buffer between the caliper pistons and the rotors.
Replacing your brake pads regularly is a simple, affordable way to keep your vehicle running as it should.
Failure to replace your brake pads can result in more extensive, potentially dangerous brake damage.
What Happens If Your Brake Pads Fail
- Damaged Rotors – Your brake pads protect your rotors. They help distribute heat produced by friction. So if you wait too long to replace your brake pads, this heat won’t disperse correctly. Additionally, if brake pads are allowed to wear too thin, the metal clamps they’re attached to can grind against the rotor, causing it to warp or break. These problems can cause your whole braking system to overheat and ultimately fail.
- Damaged Brake Calipers – When things get really bad, the calipers (the metal plates that hold the brake pads and press them against the rotor) can be damaged or broken. This happens when brake pads deteriorate to the point where the calipers are grinding directly against the rotor. Both the calipers and rotors can be destroyed in this scenario. This puts you in danger on the road, as your brakes can fail. Additionally, the repairs for this will be far more costly than simply replacing your brake pads in time.
Repairing or replacing rotors or calipers can easily cost you hundreds of dollars.
Save yourself the hassle of extensive brake damage. Check your owner’s manual to see how often the brake pads in your vehicle replaced.
In general, brake pads need to be changed every 20,000 – 60,000 miles.
Keep in mind, there are warning signs that you need new brake pads, even if you haven’t reached your recommended mileage point yet. How heavily you drive can impact how often you need new brake pads.
7 Signs You Need To Replace Your Brake Pads
- The Brake Pedal is Pulsating
- The Brakes Make a Clicking Noise
- The Brake Pads Appear Too Thin
- The Brakes Make a Screeching Sound
- The Brakes Make a Grinding Sound
- There are Deep Grooves in the Rotor
- The Car is Pulling to One Side or the Other
For drivers in the Sioux Falls area, there’s no better place to get your new brake pads than Vern Eide Motorcars!
We have multiple locations in the region, making it easy to get the OEM and high-quality comparative brake pads you need.
Order your parts online, or stop by a location near you! We offer high-quality manufacturer recommended parts for drivers from Sioux Falls, Brookings, Madison, Luvern, Rock Rapids, Lennox, and surrounding areas.