A car's ability to stop is even more important than how it runs and drives, for obvious safety reasons. At the core of the braking system are brake pads and rotors that have the duty to slow your car down. Although there's no room for underperforming brakes, it's inevitable that your Nissan Altima brake pads
will wear out by design. Fortunately, it often only takes changing the brake pads to rejuvenate your stopping power, and AutoZone has what it takes to do the job right.
How Do Brake Pads Work?
Every brake pad consists of a solid steel backing plate with friction material bonded to it that is designed to wear down with use. Two brake pads are mounted opposing each other in a brake caliper and the rotor spins between them. When you press the brake pedal, the caliper squeezes the rotor and the friction slows the wheel's rotation.
When you're looking at 2016 Altima brake pad replacement, there will be options to consider. Ceramic brake pads are the most common type since they operate quietly, stop your car on a dime, and last a long time. Semi-metallic brake pads are sometimes available as well and offer aggressive stopping power with a little more noise. Organic brake pads might also be an option, providing soft and quiet stops with friction material that wears down a little faster.
Signs Your Brake Pads & Rotors Need Attention
Like all cars, your 2016 Nissan Altima brake pads and rotors won't last forever. Signs that they need attention will start to occur as they wear out. Squealing and grinding when you press the brakes often indicates worn-out brake pads while brake pulsation in the steering or pedal is a sign that the rotors aren't in great shape anymore.
Should you find on a brake inspection that the pad material is less than 1/4" thick, don't delay– change the brake pads. Brake replacement cost
is relatively minor, and a new set of pads for your Altima is around $30 to $70.
Choose the Right Brake Pads for Your Altima
Safe stops always begin with proper-fitting parts. The best way to select any parts for your Altima, from brake pads and rotors to engine parts, fluids, and accessories, is filtered by year, make, model, and engine size. Stop in at AutoZone to retrieve your parts with Free In-Store and Curbside Pickup, or have them shipped to you quickly with Free Next-Day Delivery.