Replacement Brake Parts
HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOUR BRAKES ARE BAD?
Our harsh Canadian winters and severe weather conditions can damage your braking system. Salt and rust can cause your brake pads to become rusted to your rotors and we often notice our brakes need attention when it is too late. Let's prevent accidents and avoid further costly repairs this year.
Count on NAPA Auto Parts to provide you with high-quality brake parts for your safety. A store where professionals will help you find the brake parts that match your car's year, make, and model.
NAPA Auto Parts offers everything you need to repair your brakes.
Some signs that will tell you a component of the braking system needs your attention.
- - brake light
- - squealing/squeaking
- - grinding
- - vibrations/shaking
- - leaking
- - soft brake pedal feel/pulsation
- - burning smell
- - overheating brakes
- - long braking distance
- If you feel a vibration in the pedal or wheel it could be a sign of warped rotors, a seized or stuck caliper, or an issue with your anti-lock braking system.
- If your brakes experience these symptoms, it may be a sign that your brake pads and rotors are worn out and near the end of their lifespan. The best solution is to get your brakes replaced.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF BRAKES IN A CAR?
By choosing NAPA Brakes products, you are making the right choice. Take advantage of the most complete lineup of brake parts and products in the country.
Get the right brake pads for your vehicle from your local NAPA Auto Parts store.
The main components of the brake system
- Brake pads
- Brake caliper
- Brake rotor
- Brake drum
- Brake shoes
Different types of car brakes:
Brakes use friction to decelerate. When you push on your brake pedal, the brake fluid flows across the master cylinder to the brake calipers. A piston squeezes the brake pads to press against the rotor to reduce the speed and then stops the car.
Brake shoes are a part of the drum brake system. They push against the inside of the drum to slow the wheel.
Also called parking brake or backup brake, is a mechanical hand brake lever or foot-operated brake that is a secondary braking system.
An anti-skid braking system (ABS) that helps the wheels lock up when you suddenly push on your brake pedal. Useful for when it is slippery, ice, wet, or an out-of-control car drifting.
WHEN TO REPLACE YOUR BRAKES?
We want a vehicle to stop or slow down when we push the brake pedal. Brakes parts need to be changed regularly to be in good condition.
Over time, friction can damage components in the braking system and slow their performance.
Important factors to look into:
- kilometers driven
- owner's manual
- driving conditions
- and signs mentioned before.
A problem addressed immediately can help you save money and avoid an accident.
The lifespan of your brakes depends on your driving style and how and where you drive.
When are brake pads bad? If you hear a loud noise or grinding, your pads are worn out and probably need your attention.
When are brake rotors bad? Similar to brake pads it depends on your use. If you hear squealing, feel vibrations when braking you may need to replace them.
What if the pedal feels "spongy' continually going towards the floor? Brake fluid needs your attention.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO REPLACE BRAKES?
It is important for every car owner to have their car serviced regularly by a professional.
Cost of replacement brake parts depends on following factors:
- Brand of vehicle
- Type of vehicle
- Driving style
- Quality of parts (High-tech quality or regular)
- Material of parts (Composite, Plastic, Rubber. Organic)
- Used or new parts.
NAPA Auto Parts offers a complete range of replacement brake parts from affordable to expensive options.