Thursday, August 12, 2021

Brake Pad

We just learned about the Brake Caliper.

Another part of a car is the Brake Pad.

Remmeber we learned that the caliper is wrapped around the spinning rotor and clamps down to stop it from spinning and slow the car down.
The brake pad is inside the caliper, and pushes against the rotor.
The pads scrape against the rotor, and eventually they will wear down and have to be replaced.
Cars have brake pads for their front wheels, and the back wheel pads are called brake shoes.

(from: wikipedia - brake pad)

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