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GMC is an American automobile company founded in 1908 by William Durant. Beginning in 1920, GMC and Chevrolet trucks were made to be virtually identical except for the grilles and nameplates. Your GMC truck is doing a lot of work so rely on it to be in optimum condition so you can get on with your day. Your commute to work can be a tiresome one involving a lot of traffic, which most likely means you are braking a lot everyday. Over time you have noticed that your GMC is taking longer to brake. This sign could indicate there is a problem with your GMC brake pads.

The function of your GMC brake pads begins when you press on the brake pedal in your car. A hydraulic system transfers this movement to a caliper that squeezes the brake pads onto a rotor resulting in friction. The friction heats the pad and the rotor. During this process some material from the brake pad is transferred to the rotors and the friction increases which then stops or slows down the vehicle. So your GMC brake pads are working along with your brake rotors to ensure that braking is happening.

The GMC brake pad is going to be a grouping of materials on a metal backing that attaches to the calipers in a disk braking system. The pad has different materials it can be made from. The purpose of the brake pads is to absorb energy and heat during the braking process thereby facilitating the slowing on the GMC. Eventually brake pads do wear down and need to be replaced. It is important to replace them on time so that they do not cause further damage to the rotors.

Knowing when to replace your GMC brake pads is important so you can replace the brake pads at the correct time before they are too worn down. But how can you tell? The first way is by checking the piece of soft metal imbedded in the pad. Once the GMC brake pads have worn down to a certain point this piece of metal will begin to rub against the brake rotor when the brake are applied. This results in a squealing noise, which will be your warning. Higher end vehicles may use an electronic monitoring system to alert drivers when it is time to change the brake pads.

When it comes time to purchase your GMC replacement brake pads, count on us for all your brake needs. We have many different types of GMC brake pads for your truck. You can choose from semi-metallic pads which are the least inexpensive, organic pads to make sure you are being environmentally friendly and ceramic pads. Ceramic pads last the longest and have the best performance but they can be quite expensive. Be sure to contact us so we can help you find the right type of GMC brake pads.