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What Types of Brake Pads Exist? 

  No matter how well you take care of your car or truck, it will need to have the brake pads replaced on a regular basis as a matter of automotive safety. The question is, do you know what kind of brake pads you really need to best protect your car based on your vehicle type […]

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How to Choose the Right Brake Pads

As a first step in determining which type of brake pad is right for your vehicle, review your vehicle owner’s manual. The manual should provide a recommendation of brake pad type based on your car’s specifications. As a general rule, particular kinds of cars tend to perform better with a certain brake pad material. This […]

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Organic Brake Pads

Composed of resin and natural fibers, such as carbon or glass, organic brake pads are sturdy and create relatively little dust. They are sometimes referred to as NAO brake pads, which stands for non-asbestos organic brake pads.  Organic brake pads do not put much wear and tear on brake rotors, but they cannot dissipate heat very well and […]

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Low Metallic Brake Pads

While they are similar in composition to semi-metallic, low metallic brake pads have less metal and create less dust as a result. These brake pads typically have anywhere from 10 percent to 30 percent metal content versus 30 to 65 percent in semi-metallic versions. Low metallic brake pads are often used in commercial vehicles (such […]

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Semi-metallic Brake Pads

The most common and traditional choice for brake pads, a metallic pad is an inexpensive and reliable option for cars and trucks. In the past, these were made with asbestos; nowadays, a semi-metallic or metallic brake pad is typically composed of 30 to 65 percent mixed metal (such as steel, iron, or copper) bonded with resin. In general, a metallic […]

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Ceramic Brake Pads

Nowadays, ceramic brake pads are very commonly recommended for consumers. A relatively new type of brake pad, ceramic pads are composed of a ceramic compound. Popular for their durable construction and lack of dust emitted while braking, ceramic brake pads will stop hard when you need them to without putting undue wear and tear on your […]

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