Brake Replacement: Comparing Brake Pad Types

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When you need a brake replacement, it’s unlikely that you will need to replace all the parts at once. The components of your brakes that you are most likely to need to replace are the brake pads. But not all brake pads are the same, so how do you choose the right ones? Luckily, you can consult with the experts at Brakes On Demand.

 

Let’s look at the different types of brake pads you can choose next time you need a brake replacement.

 

Organic

Organic brake pads are made of a combination of natural fibers, such as glass, rubber, and Kevlar. People often choose them because they are usually to be the most affordable option. They also squeak less and don’t produce as much dust as other brake pad materials. However, they also tend to wear out faster and have a lower temperature tolerance than other types of brake pads.

 

Low-metallic

Low-metallic brake pads are similar to organic brake pads, as they are made of a mixture of metals and other materials, such as graphite or Kevlar. They are also relatively quiet and produce less dust. However, like organic brake pads, they also tend to be less durable and have a lower temperature tolerance than semi-metallic brake pads.

 

Semi-metallic

Semi-metallic brake pads are made of a mixture of metal and other materials, such as graphite or Kevlar. They are more durable and have a higher temperature tolerance than organic brake pads. But they also tend to be noisier and produce more dust. They are a good choice if you are looking for an option that performs better but is more affordable than ceramic brake pads.

 

Ceramic

Ceramic brake pads are often your best choice, but they are one of the more expensive options. As you might have guessed from the name, these brake pads are made from ceramic materials. They perform well, as they are quiet, produce less dust, and have a higher temperature tolerance than organic or semi-metallic brake pads. 

 

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Convenient Brake Replacement by Brakes On Demand

No matter which type of brake pads you choose, Brakes On Demand can install them quickly and conveniently with our mobile brake service. When you need a brake replacement or just some routine maintenance, we come to you to save you time and money.

 

Contact us at (978) 596-6676 to make an appointment for a brake replacement or other service.