How GM brakes work might seem easy. What's going on under the hood of a car or truck, however, is a bit more complicated. The process looks like this. First, brake pistons move across the bore of a brake cylinder. They push brake fluid down hoses and lines. When the liquid reaches brake calipers and brake pads, it presses them to brake rotors. Everything rubs together, and the friction the pads help create provides the resistance that slows and stops wheels and tires. If you're driving an older GM model, it may use brake shoes and brake drums to do the job. Unfortunately, whatever type of brake system your vehicle has, any of its parts can go bad. They either get too old and wear out or get too damaged and break down.
When Do GM Brakes Need to Be Replaced?
That depends on the part. It's best to look for signs of brake problems first. They include dash warning lights, shuddering, abnormal noises, pedal issues, longer stopping times, less grip, and pulling to the side. The worst symptom is grinding. It often signals rotor damage, the result of direct contact with brake calipers because of worn-out brake pads. Do a thorough inspection to figure out what's going on. If you need new brakes, avoid the hassle of a long line at the parts counter. Order what you need right here online. Our auto parts store carries only genuine GM brakes, so they'll fit your make and model, guaranteed. Buy now!
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