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Brake pad types

Brake pad types — which is best for your vehicle? There are basically three brake pad types: Organic without asbestos, semi-metallic and ceramic. Non-asbestos organic (NAO) brake pads NAO are made from organic materials such as fiber, glass, rubber and even Kevlar. NAO is the softest of the three types. They use ADHERENT friction material that deposits a thin film of friction material onto the rotor so you get Film-on-Film braking. With Adherent friction technology, the brake pads wear faster than the rotor The advantages of NAO brake pads: • … Read More

Best brake pad brands

What are the best brake pad brands? There’s a LOT more to buying brake pads than just brand or type (Organic, semi-metallic or ceramic). In addition to getting the right friction material for your driving style, you also need to consider the pad’s construction and longevity. Consider this; the single most common cause of early brake pad failure is RUST formation on the steel backing plate! Cheap brake pads use cheap steel that isn’t treated properly before painting. The instant the paint fails, rust builds to the point where it … Read More


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