Exploring Types for Cars
There are four main types of brake pads that you can buy. Check out our store by clicking here
Here is a summary of them:
1. Semi-Metallic brake pads
This type of brake pad consists of 70% metal shavings.
The high percentage of metal components in this brake pad enables them to provide an excellent braking force even when you brake hard.
Because of this, semi-metallic brake pads are always considered among the high-performance brake pads.
The only problem is they produce quite a considerable amount of dust when in use
They also produce some level of noise.
These brake pads contain organic compounds and a small percentage of metallic elements.
Organic brake pads are very soft hence not suitable for heavy-duty driving.
Because of their softness, organic brake pads tend to wear faster.
3. Low-Metallic Brake Pads
The composition of this brake pads is almost similar to the semi-metallic.
The only difference is they have a smaller percentage of metals than the one in semi-metallic.
They are not as tough as the semi-metallic brake pads.
This means they produce dust and wear out faster.
4. Ceramic brake pads
These are the most expensive type of brake pads that you will buy.
Of course, there is a justification for the high price of ceramic brake pads.
They deliver excellent braking performance.
Also, they do not wear the brake rotors nor produce lots of dust.
Among the four types of brake pads, which one should I get for my vehicle?
To answer this question, let’s look at different vehicles and their ideal brake pads