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Brake pad backing plate

Why is brake pad backing plate material so important? The backing plate is a critical component in brake pads Car makers in the U.S. must meet critical safety standards for all brake components. But those safety standards DON’T apply to the brake pads you buy at auto parts stores. These “aftermarket” brake pads can be made to fit any vehicle without matching the car maker’s original specifications. When poor quality steel is used in the brake pad backing plate, your safety is at risk. In depth studies conducted by the … Read More


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