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What Are the Different Types of Brake Pads?

When it comes to maintaining your car's braking system, one of the most important components to keep an eye on are the brake pads. These pads are what press against the rotors to slow down and stop your car. Here are a few different types of brake pads available on the market today:

Organic brake pads: These are the most common type of brake pad and are made from a mixture of materials such as rubber, glass, and resin. They are known for being the most affordable option and produce less dust and noise than other types of brake pads. However, they tend to wear out faster and may not perform as well in high-performance driving situations.

Semi-metallic brake pads: Semi-metallic, or metallic, brake pads are made from a mixture of metallic and non-metallic materials and are known for their durability and high-performance capabilities. They are a popular choice for sports cars and high-performance vehicles. They tend to produce more dust and noise than organic brake pads.

Ceramic brake pads: Ceramic brake pads are derived from ceramic fibers and other materials and are known for their low dust and noise levels, as well as their excellent stopping power. They are also a popular choice for sports cars and high-performance vehicles. They tend to be more expensive than organic and semi-metallic brake pads.

When it comes to choosing the right brake pads for your vehicle, it's important to consider your driving style, budget, and the type of vehicle you drive. It's always a good idea to consult with an experienced mechanic or vehicle manufacturer to find the best option for your specific needs.

If you need brake pad replacements, please call or visit Hagin's Auto. Feel free to schedule an appointment online at your convenience.

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