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What Can Cause Brake Pad Wear On One Side and Not The Other?

What Can Cause Brake Pad Wear On One Side and Not The Other?

A vehicle's brake system comprises complex systems, including mechanics, hydraulics, and friction. Brake pads are vital for vehicle operation, and when one set wears down, it compromises your vehicle's stopping power performance leading to premature replacement. Here are some reasons that may cause your brake pad to wear out on one side and what you should do if it happens. 1. Brake caliper failure Caliper failure is a common cause of pad wear. It has a piston that presses the brake pads for the vehicle to stop. Brake calipers can sometimes be struck, making the brake pads stay pressed against the rotor, causing quick wear down. 2. Issues with the rotor surface Brake rotors, at times, wear out unevenly, causing DTV {Disc Thickness Variation}. This can be because of rust, sticking calipers, dirt and debris between the rotor and pad, or slamming on the brakes. 3. Brake pads misalignment While manufacturers produce brake pads in masses and test them before releasing them, i ... read more

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