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The 3 Types of Brake Pads

The 3 Types of Brake Pads

Brake pads are a necessary part of your car's brake system that needs to be replaced every so often. These pads provide friction that is able to stop your vehicle smoothly and efficiently. To bring your vehicle to a safe stop, the brake pads clamp onto the brake rotor based on how hard you step on your brake pedal. What Are Brake Pads Made Out Of? Generally, there are three kinds of brake pads: organic, semi-metallic (or metallic), and ceramic.  Organic Brake Pads These brake pads are typically made of various materials such as rubber or carbon. These types of brake pads are best recommended for those who primarily use their cars for everyday commutes. They are also the lowest price point of the three choices, but they require the most frequent service.  Semi-Metallic/Metallic Brake Pads  Semi-metallic and metallic brake pads contain strong metals like copper, iron, and steel. This type of brake pad is widely used in high-performance vehicles. Metallic brakes o ... read more

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