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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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Warning Signs that You Need Your Brakes Checked

                Brakes are overlooked and often neglected, but they’re certainly one of the most crucial parts that you need to maintain. Most cars use what are known as disc brakes. A hydraulic system filled with brake fluid triggers a set of padded clamps known as calipers, causing them […]

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Choose the right brake pads for your vehicle

With the number of different types of brake pads on the market it can be helpful to have a guide that explains the materials used. Each style has benefits and preferred applications. Regular duty cars and trucks do not need the same type of performance from brake pads as heavy duty vehicles require. Performance vehicles […]

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