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Brake Pads


 

Friction occurs when the brake pads come in contact with the rotor. The rotor, which is directly attached to each wheel, receives pressure from your brake pads. This pressure is required to slow down or stop your vehicle from moving. Organic, ceramic, and semi-metallic materials are the most common types of brake pads. Ceramic brake pads provide outstanding braking performance and heat dissipation, which are great for most driving situations. But most modern cars sold in the United States come with organic brake pads installed by automobile manufacturers. Usually, there is a slot in the center of some brake pads that serve as a wear indicator. It tells if the brake pads appear to be nearly thin or wear out past a certain point. Thus the brake pads are replaced frequently since the thickness of the brake pad determines its lifespan.