Why do my brakes heat up?

Why do my brakes heat up on my vehicle? Firstly, when you press on the brake pedal, it creates friction between the brake pads and the rotors, which slows down and eventually stops the vehicle.

This friction generates heat, and if the brakes are used excessively or aggressively, the heat can build up and cause the brakes to overheat. Secondly, if the brake pads are worn or damaged, they may not be able to dissipate heat effectively, causing the brakes to overheat. This can also occur if the brake calipers or rotors are damaged or malfunctioning. Lastly, driving conditions can also contribute to overheating brakes.

If you are driving in hilly terrain, towing a heavy load, or constantly stopping and starting in heavy traffic, your brakes may be subject to more stress and heat buildup. It's important to keep an eye on your brakes and have them inspected regularly to ensure they are in good condition and functioning properly. Overheated brakes can cause brake fade, which can reduce braking performance and potentially lead to dangerous situations on the road. Brake Repair, Brake Inspection, Brake Pad Replacement, Brake Rotor, Derry NH, Londonderry NH, Chester NH, Windham NH, Tires Too-Tires, and a Whole Lot More.

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