Do Trucks use Special Brake Pads?

Brake pads are invaluable members of your vehicle braking system. Brake pads are mounted on the wheels and connect to parts called calipers. Calipers transfer pressure from the brake fluid through the pads to the rotors, which are circular pieces of metal that are attached to the wheels. When pressured by the pads, the rotors slow down. This, in turn, slows down the wheels and the vehicle as a whole.

Brake pads work on vehicles of all sizes, including trucks. Trucks are heavier than smaller vehicles, and often carry heavy loads. This combination can produce fierce temperatures within brake pads and rotors, and this makes it important for you to use the right kinds of pads for the vehicle in question.

Sintered and ceramic pads are brake-pad varieties known for their durability and ability to conduct heat. Because of this, ceramic and sintered pads see heavy use on larger vehicles like work trucks.

At our facility in the Oxnard area, our certified and skilled brake-system technicians have plenty of experience working with truck and SUV brake pads. To have your system checked out, visit our service center today at DCH Audi Oxnard for a fast, free-consultation.

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