Brake Pads: Material

Brake Pads: Material

Overview

What material makes up your car’s brake pads?  Why are your front tires so black and not your rear tires?  Is all brake pad material equally safe?  

Learn the array of different materials used for brake pads.  

Brake Pad Friction Material Types

Resources Brake pads are manufactured with different friction material compounds. Each compound has advantages and disadvantages. Understanding these differences can help you purchase the right brake pad compound for your driving conditions and style. Organic Brake Pads Organic brake pad materials do not use metal.

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