Brake pads and brake rotors are often the most overlooked routine maintenance required. Why? Well, this is due to there being no defined number of stoppages a set of brake pads and rotors can provide. It all comes down to how aggressive the brakes are applied or how often the vehicle is driven, resulting in the increased use of the pads and rotors. Each wheel has one brake caliper, two brake pads and one brake rotor. When pressure is applied to the brake pedal, brake fluid converts this energy into braking pressure. This then makes the brake calipers apply its brake pads onto the rotors, bringing your vehicle to a steady stop. If you are experiencing grinding noises or vibrations when applying the brake pedal, there are usually two main reasons why this might be occurring. One, there is a good chance the brake pads have been completely worn out and should be replaced as soon as possible. Two, the brake rotors have somehow become bent causing you to experience vibrations in either the brake pedal or the cabin when applying the brakes. Again, the rotors should be replaced as soon as possible before damage is done to surrounding parts. Call us today to go over the possible options of brake pads and/or rotors that would best suit your vehicle so we can ensure you come to a safe stop at the press of a pedal each time.