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Are All Brake Pads the Same?

Are All Brake Pads the Same?

Brake pads are a vital component of the vehicle's braking system, as they provide the friction that allows your car to stop smoothly and safely. All of your brake components work harmoniously from start to finish to slow or stop a vehicle in motion. Your brake pads make contact with the brake rotor and apply friction based on the pedal inputs from the driver.    What Are Brake Pads Made Out Of? Today, drivers can choose from three types of brake pads: organic, semi-metallic (or metallic), and ceramic.  Organic ($)- Organic brake pads are typically made of a mixture of rubber, carbon, glass, or other materials. These types of brake pads are suitable for everyday driving of non-performance vehicles and don't produce much heat. They are also the lowest price point, but they require more frequent changes. They also don't perform as well as the metallic and ceramic brake pads. Semi-Metallic/Metallic ($$)- Semi-metallic brake pads contain between 30-70% of me ... read more

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