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The Difference Between Organic, Semi-Metallic, and Ceramic Brake Pads

The Difference Between Organic, Semi-Metallic, and Ceramic Brake Pads

Ensuring your vehicle's braking system is safe and performing well is crucial, and brake pads play a vital role in this. Brake pads create the necessary friction to stop your car when you apply the brakes. However, not all brake pads are the same. Read on to learn more about the various types of brake pads available, their characteristics, and how to choose the right ones for your car.  Organic Brake Pads Organic brake pads are made from multiple organic materials, such as rubber, Kevlar, and fiberglass. They are known for providing smooth and quiet braking performance. These pads are generally affordable and produce minimal dust. However, they may wear out faster and be less effective in extreme heat or heavy-duty applications.  Semi-Metallic Brake Pads Semi-metallic brake pads are produced from a combination of metal fibers, such as steel or copper, and friction materials. They offer excellent stopping power and are more durable than organic pads. Semi-metallic pad ... read more

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