Buick and GMC models like the GMC Acadia, the Buick Enclave, and the GMC Terrain are designed to be impressively safe — and the brake system plays a key role in your safety by providing stopping power to the wheels. Your brakes will need regular service, including brake pad replacement. Find out more here; then, come to have your brake pads replaced at LaFontaine Buick GMC Dearborn near Allen Park, Michigan.
In disc braking systems, brake pads are crucial to stopping your vehicle. Stepping on the brake pedal causes force to be transferred to the brake calipers, to which brake pads are attached. As the calipers squeeze together, they cause the brake pads to push against the brake rotors. This then slows down your vehicle to bring it to a stop.
Brake pads have a metal backing that attaches to the calipers, but the part that presses against the rotors is actually a softer frictional brake lining. This lining wears down faster due to its softer nature (meant to prevent warping and damage due to friction). Once the brake lining becomes excessively worn, the metal backing may come into contact with the rotors, causing damage.
Your brake pads will wear down differently based on your driving style, which is why it’s important that you have your brakes checked regularly. If our technicians see that the brake lining is too thin during an inspection, they will let you know that the brake pads need to be changed. You can also watch for other signs of wear, including a chirping or squealing noise, difficulty coming to a stop, or brake pedal height that is noticeably low.
At LaFontaine Buick GMC Dearborn, we use genuine ACDelco brake pads. These have been tested and approved by General Motors and will provide amazing quality for your GMC Sierra or Buick Encore. You should trust nothing less than the very best for something as important as the brakes! Our brake pad replacement service is priced competitively, especially when you take the quality of brake pads into account — and you can check out our service coupons to save more!