Regitar USA is excited to be launching a brand new range of Brake Pad Wear Sensors. The newly developed parts cover over 1500 vehicle applications including Mercedes, BMW, Audi and Volkswagen.
The Brake Pad Wear sensor, also referred to as a brake wear indicator, is an additional safety feature on many vehicles used to alert a vehicle's drivers when the brake pads are wearing thin or if their brake pad's life becomes too low. The Brake Wear sensor is mounted on the brake pad and routed through the calliper in any combination of the four wheels.
When subjected to high levels of friction, a car's brake pad will inevitably wear down. When the pad has worn to a pre-programmed point, the brake pad sensor makes contact with the metal of the brake disc and completes an electrical circuit; this action sends a signal to the dashboard in the form of a warning light.
Once a brake pad sensor has completed a circuit through contact with the rotor, it cannot be reused. Every time you change your brake pads you also need to install a new brake pad sensor.