Often neglected, but one of the most crucial components on your vehicles are the brakes. Paying attention to the warning signs that indicate a need for service can mean the difference between life and death on the road. Here are 11 signs that your brakes need to be checked: 1) The brake pedal pulsates as […]
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Thrifty drivers want to know if they can replace their car’s brake rotors independently of the brake pads, or if they must replace the brake pads and the brake rotors at the same time. Learn the signs that brake rotors need to be replaced as well as if you must replace brake pads and rotors […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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