BRAKE PADS AND SHOES ARE WEARABLE PARTS IN THE BRAKING SYSTEM. ROTORS AND DRUMS ARE METAL AND MORE DURABLE.
Maintenance and Care:
Your car’s brake system should be inspected annually to ensure everything is in good working order. Brakes over time will wear out, so eventually they will need replacement. Catching brake problems before you reach the metal-to-metal point (likely to mean replacement of rotors or drums) may save you money, so if you have any of the common symptoms of brake trouble, have your brakes checked promptly. Symptoms of brake trouble include squealing brakes, a spongy or hard pedal when you press on the brakes, or grinding brakes. Your local AAMCO center offers a wide array of services for brakes, from inspections to brake fluid changes to complete brake jobs.