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Break Pad Use
Breaks are the lifeline of a driver. Think of driving a car without breaks. If you go back to history or visit some remote area, still in some parts of the villages, chances are carts are stopped by means of a piece of wood against the wheel.
By increasing friction, it means applying breaks, the cart slows down before coming to stop.
The use of the material in this scenario plays a big role.
The material used in brake pads:
If the material is too soft, breaks will be ineffective and will wear off quickly and vice versa.
With the advent of science and research, technology has progressed, and there are better materials available and being used in the break automobile industry.
One of the widely used concepts is pressing or rubbing brake pads against the rotor.
This can be manual, but having a hydraulic breaks system is more effective. A better-designed system is more effective in stopping a moving object at desired distance.
While the rotor remains of steel, but there are also some better materials and designs available these days.
Rotors these days come with holes along the surface, which in turn keeps the breaking mechanism cool, thus increasing the life of both rotors as well brake pads.
Timely, replacement of brake pads is very important, otherwise, breaks will cause damage to the rotor resulting in expensive repairs. Breaks pads also come in various forms, normal and ceramic brake pads. Ceramic brake pads have more life and are expensive. They are but harder and may reduce the life of a rotor as well.
It’s the driving style finally which increases these the life if breaks. So the best bet is, drive at a safe speed, keep an eye on it, get them inspected at every oil change. When it’s time to replace, just do the needful without any delay.
In the end, it’s the safety of all of us.