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The Different Types of Brake Pads

When it comes to replacing your brake pads, it's important to understand the different types of brake pads available. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages, and choosing the right type of brake pad can help ensure the safety and performance of your vehicle. In this blog post, we'll go over the different types of brake pads and what sets them apart.

Ceramic Brake Pads

Ceramic brake pads are made of ceramic fibers and non-ferrous materials, and they're known for their quiet operation and low dust output. They also offer good stopping power and are resistant to fading, which makes them a popular choice for performance-oriented vehicles. However, they're typically more expensive than other types of brake pads.

Organic Brake Pads

Organic brake pads are made of materials like rubber, carbon, and Kevlar, and they're known for their quiet operation and low cost. They offer good stopping power and are gentle on your vehicle's rotors, which can help extend their lifespan. However, they tend to wear out more quickly than other types of brake pads and may produce more dust.

Semi-Metallic Brake Pads

Semi-metallic brake pads are made of a combination of metal fibers and other materials like Kevlar, ceramic, or graphite. They offer good stopping power and are able to handle high temperatures, making them a good choice for heavy-duty vehicles or those that do a lot of towing. However, they can be noisy and may produce more dust than other types of brake pads.

Low-Metallic Brake Pads

Low-metallic brake pads are similar to semi-metallic brake pads, but they contain a lower percentage of metal fibers. This makes them quieter and less likely to produce dust, but they may not offer the same level of stopping power as semi-metallic brake pads. They're a good choice for vehicles that require moderate stopping power and don't need to handle high temperatures.

When choosing a type of brake pad, it's important to consider your driving style, the type of vehicle you have, and your budget. If you're not sure which type of brake pad is right for you, be sure to consult with a trusted technician at Woodie's Auto Service & Repair Centers. We can help you make an informed decision and ensure that your vehicle is safe and performing at its best.

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