What Are the Signs That It’s Time to Change Your Brakes?

How do you know when to change your brakes? A general rule of thumb is to replace your brake pads every 35,000 miles — but rules of thumb only get you so far. What if you have high-performance pads installed? Or what if you live out in the country and you don’t have to deal with heavy traffic every day? What about other key components of the braking assembly, such as calipers and rotors? The automotive experts at FDP Virginia Inc., which develops and sells Goodyear Brakes, offer some tips for assessing the health of your vehicle’s braking system, as well as advanced solutions for addressing any issues. The new line of Goodyear Brakes provides premium quality brake kits, calipers, rotors, brake pads that are made in the U.S.A., and all the hardware for today’s most popular vehicles, from daily drivers to SUVs and light trucks, all backed by a national warranty, decades of production experience and one of the best-known names in automotive excellence. The Goodyear Brakes product lineup offers the ideal solution for almost every braking need – whether you are looking to save money on your vehicle repairs, upgrade your performance or restore your perfect car. Consider

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Should You Replace All Vehicle Brake Pads at Once

Resources When replacing your vehicle’s brake pads, should you replace the front and rear pads at the same time?70/30 Braking RuleVehicle brake systems are designed for the front brakes to do about 70% of the braking to stop the car. The rear brakes do the rest. Because the motor adds more weight to the front of most vehicles, more stopping ability is needed to reduce the stopping distance.Rear brake pads have two functions: to help stop the vehicle and to keep its rear from rising when braking.Anyone who has ridden a bicycle understands this. When you apply the front brakes, the front tire goes down to stop the bike. The rear tire rises due to the forward momentum of the bike. The rider and the bicycle can fall due to this unstable condition.The same thing happens in a vehicle when the rear brakes stop working. The driver risks an uncomfortable and unstable situation.Why Change Front & Rear SimultaneouslyIf rear brake pads perform only 30% of the work, why change them at the same time as the front brake pads?Size DifferenceIn almost all cases, rear brake pads and rotors are smaller than those in the front. Smaller rear brake pads wear

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