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The main difference between break pads will be on the friction layer, meaning the part of the pad that touches the rotor plate, causing your car to slow down and stop. Both economy and premium friction material can consist of different materials; ceramic, semi-metallic, or organic material, or a combination of these.
As a general rule, you should get your brake pads replaced every 10,000 to 20,000 miles to keep wear to a minimum. When it comes to your rotors, you have a bit longer. Your rotors should be replaced between 50,000 and 70,000 miles to keep your brakes in peak health
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How do worn brake pads look?
You might need a flashlight to get a good look at the brake pad. If the pads look thin, less than 1/4", it might be time to get them replaced. On some brake pads, you might see a wear indicator slot down the center of the pad. If the slot is gone or just barely visible, it's time for new brake pads.
It's OK to just replace brake pads?
Yes, it is, but it depends on the condition of your brake rotors. If they aren't worn or diminished beyond the discard thickness, you can definitely change just the brake pads. Rotors and brake pads work together. The brake rotor will affect how the brake pads perform and wear over time, and vice versa
With Auto Team Brake service a technician will perform an exhaustive brake inspection to make sure all components are in working conditions. We will check your brake pads, rotors, clips and calipers to make sure that every component is properly working. If any repairs or replacements are necessary, your technician will give you an estimate to see if you’d like the repairs to be done that day.
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Expensive or Cheap Brakes?
Why some brake pads are more expensive than others?
A major factor behind the difference in brake pads is the type of material they are made of – ceramic, semi-metallic, or organic. Ceramic brake pads are the most expensive due to the materials used in their manufacturing, as well as their durability and effectiveness
Are you a track and racing fan? Or are you more of a city driver who sits in a lot of stop-and-go traffic? Although all types of brake pads will assure your car stops, you’ll want to consider performance in conjunction with your driving habits as you make your decision.
When you apply the brakes, you want your car to slow down – especially if it’s urgent! Worn brake pads are not as fast and effective when you need to car to stop, and durability refers to the life of your brake pads and will be influenced by your driving (and breaking) habits.
Noise and brake dust
The material of your brake pads will also influence how much noise you hear when you brake, as well as how much brake dust you can expect to see accumulating on your wheels.