You rely on your brakes to stop your Hyundai. How they do it is fairly simple from your perspective. You apply pressure to the brake pedal with your foot, and your car or SUV slows and eventually comes to a complete stop. The mechanics of the process are slightly more complex and involve several parts, including the essential factory brake parts.
How Your Brake System Works
When you step on the brake pedal, that forces hydraulic brake fluid out of the master brake cylinder. The brake fluid is sent to your brake calipers, when clamp down onto the brake rotors to create the resistance that slows your vehicle. The problem lies in the fact that both your calipers and rotors are made of metal. If they were to maintain that contact unprotected for too long, they'd eventually suffer significant and expensive damage. Your brake pads add that necessary layer of protection.
How to Know When Your Brake Pads Need Replacing
Be alert for any of the following:
- Squealing or squeaking noises
- Taking longer to stop
- A loud grinding noise when you brake
- A soft or squishy brake pedal Vibrating brake pedal
In time, even the high-quality brake pads originally installed on your Hyundai will go bad due to wear and tear. If you regularly drive in congested traffic, you may need to replace yours sooner than what's recommended in your owner's manual. Make sure that you replace yours in sets, so that you have new pads installed either front or rear at the same time. You'll also want to be sure to only select genuine Hyundai brake pads when you do replace yours. These are the only brake pads guaranteed to fit your model, so you can trust both fit and performance. We have plenty in stock here in our online auto parts department. Order today and cross another thing off your to-do list!
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