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OEM brake pads?

Are you really getting OEM brake pads? Car makers started installing a new type of brake pad in the past several years. The new pad incorporate a new type of brake pad backing plate made from galvanized steel rather than black steel. The backing plates also incorporate Nucap Industry’s NRS™ invention that retains the friction material with hooks rather than on glue. Why the change to new brake pads? Testing by the Global Brake Safety Council reveals that brake pad backing plates made from black steel can rust prematurely, causing … Read More

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