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Why brake pads fail

What causes brake pad failure? The Global Brake Safety Council (GBSC) has conducted in-depth testing to determine the most frequent causes of brake pad failure. They gathered over 10,000 discarded brake pads from shops in Cleveland, OH, Houston, TX and Toronto, Ontario. They chose these locations to represent the effects of snow and road salt on brake pads. The brake pads were sorted into five categories: 1)      No apparent visible cause for replacement 2)      Friction material was worn down to the backing plate 3)      Brake pad exhibiting excessive rust 4)      … Read More


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