What Causes Wear to Your Front vs. Rear Brakes?

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No matter how well you care for your car, things are going to wear out eventually. But the good news is that because you know that is going to happen, you can stay on top of your repair needs. When it comes to brake repair, there are multiple parts that can wear out, but they don’t all wear out at the same time. In fact, the front and rear brakes often don’t wear out at the same rate.


In this article, we’ll take a look at how your front and rear brakes wear differently so that you can easily stay on top of your brake repair needs.


Front Brakes

In most cases, your front brakes experience more wear than those in the rear. This is because of inertia. When you engage the brakes, the weight shifts forward, so the front brakes have to work harder than the rear brakes. Drivers who spend more time in cities tend to notice wear to the front brakes sooner because they spend more time in stop-and-go traffic than other drivers.


Rear Brakes

In older or less expensive cars, the wear to the rear brakes is considerably slower than the front. However, most newer cars have traction control, which engages the rear brakes to give you more control while turning. If you drive a lot on winding, back roads, the traction control will affect the wear of your brakes.


Pad and Rotors

Multiple parts make up your brake system, but the two that are most often the focus of brake repair are the pads and the rotors. When you depress the brake pedal, the brake pads squeeze the rotors to slow the car. The friction eventually wears them down, and they need to be replaced. The brake pads tend to wear down first, while the rotors usually last longer.


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Brake Repair, Oil Changes, and More at Durabild

We all want to get as many miles as possible out of our cars, and the best way to do that is to stay on top of maintenance and repairs. For routine maintenance, transmission and brake repair, and many other services, bring your vehicle to Durabild.


Contact us at (603) 883-1030 to schedule an appointment, and follow us on Facebook for updates!

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