There are many choices when it comes to types of brake pads and friction materials. Generally, what you want are brake pads that are equivalent to original equipment as these brake pads are what the vehicle’s manufacturer recommends. However, it’s no secret that original equipment parts can be quite costly. Fortunately, there are many aftermarket brake parts companies which offer OEM equivalent or premium grade brake pads that may perform just as well, if not better than stock and at a better price point. This article is geared towards helping you identify and choose a brake pad that best suit your
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Disc brake drag is when your brakes fail to release completely after you have removed your foot from the brake pedal. As you may already know, the continuous use of your brakes may cause them to overheat—brake drag is problematic because the brakes would remain applied which results in overheating and damaged parts. Let us begin by mentioning that a little brake drag is normal and brake pads and rotors are usually in slight contact. If you were to spin your wheel, the wheel should be able to partly turn on its own. If the wheel does not spin and there is a lot of turning resistance, then there may be more brake drag present than you want.Read More
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There are many conditions at which your brakes may make noise. These noises may vary depending on: the brake pad material, pad wear, improper installation of brake shims or clips, or if there is an issue with the brake rotors. What people need to know is that some brake noises are normal, while others are indicative of a problem that needs to be fixed. Below we discuss the different conditions of why brakes could be making noise and whether or not it should be of concern.
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