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What Causes Uneven Brake Pad Wear?

What Causes Uneven Brake Pad Wear?

Brake pads are absolutely necessary to your vehicle's safe operation. So, when one set of pads wears down quicker than the other, it's more than just an annoyance. It's a problem that can cause you to spend more money than you need to.    Front and rear brake pads naturally wear abnormally. When your vehicle is moving, more strain is put on your front brakes, which can cause them to wear faster than your rear brakes. However, the problem is more complex if your brakes are wearing differently on the right vs. left side. Below are three common causes of this type of uneven wear: Problems with Brake Caliper The brake caliper's task is to press the brake pads against the rotors, causing your car to stop. Sometimes, the brake calipers can get stuck, which causes the brake pads to cling onto the rotors and wear them down faster. Uneven Surface on Rotors In some conditions, brake rotors can also wear unevenly, causing disc thickness variation. This can be due t ... read more