A car's brakes are the primary safety system on board, and they operate due to friction between brake pads and rotors when you press the pedal. There's no room for error where brakes are involved, although your Nissan Altima brake pads
are designed to wear out. Fortunately, many brake issues can be resolved simply by changing out the brake pads to revitalize your car's stopping power. A visit to AutoZone online or in person will help you find the right parts for the job.
What Do Brake Pads Do?
Each brake pad consists of a sold metal backing plate with a slightly softer friction material bonded to it. Two brake pads rest on opposing sides of a brake rotor until the brake pedal is pressed–that's when a caliper squeezes your 2015 Nissan Altima brake pads and rotors together. As the pads rub against the rotor, they slow your car while experiencing a tiny bit of wear each time.
Brake pads come in various styles. Some are organic brake pads that are quiet and reliable but don't last as long. Semi-metallic brake pads last longer and stop your car very well but can be noisy on application. Ceramic brake pads are a common choice with excellent braking performance, low noise, and long-lasting wear.
Symptoms of Bad Brake Pads & Rotors
As brakes near the end of their useful life, they begin to exhibit symptoms. Worn-out brake pads often screech when you press the pedal, and uneven wear may cause your car to pull to one side when braking. Rusty, rotten, or warped rotors can make your steering wheel shake or the brake pedal pulsate when you press the pedal.
On a brake inspection, the pads should have a minimum 1/4" remaining friction material. Anything less and you should change them. Your brake replacement cost
for pads alone will likely be around $25 to $75.
Which Brake Pads Are Right for My Altima?
Consider only brake pads designed specifically to fit your Altima; nothing else will do. Filter the results by year, make, model, and engine size at AutoZone to narrow down the selection from high-quality brands like Duralast. Or, contact your local store and have an AutoZoner help you find the brake pads you need. Get your parts fast with Free In-Store or Curbside Pickup, or choose Free Next-Day Delivery on eligible orders.