A Crash Course

What is it?

Whether it's rotors or pads, it's probably no surprise that these two parts ensure that your car stops when it needs to stop. Brake pads press against a rotor, and the friction generated by your pads and rotors bring your vehicle to a stop. This friction also wears on the surface of your brake pads, reducing your brake pad thickness. Worn brake pads struggle to stop your car, and they can even damage your rotors. One can't work without the other, so both must be maintained.

When to call Sweetie Boy

Changing brake pads and rotors are a crucial part of routine maintenance for your vehicle.  If your car won’t stop as fast as it used to, or if it’s been driven ~40,000 miles since your last brake job, it’s likely time to change your brake pads or rotors. Signs of bad brake pads/rotors include squealing, pulsing in the brake pedal, and a dash warning light. 

If you are unsure what car troubles you may be having, give Sweetie Boy a call and one of our skilled mechanics will drive out to you for a full diagnostic, or visit our shop.

Sweetie Boy Repair

(833) 247-4727

Shop & Towing Address:

8801 Metro Ct. Richmond, VA. 23237 

Sweetie Boy Towing & Recovery West:

6117 Staples Mill Road, Richmond Va. 23228

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