Perhaps the most important safety feature of any car is the brakes. It is imperative to keep your car's brakes in top condition. At the centre of a car's stopping power are the actual brake pads, which grip the brake disc rotor to slow down your car. These are also the parts of the brake that require regular replacement because every single time you stop - you use them.
Needless to say, your car's ability to stop quickly and safely is crucial to accident prevention. Along with quality tyres, braking system and suspension, brake pads play a major role in the active safety features of your car. Brake pads work by pressing in and gripping both sides of the brake disc to slow the wheels. Quite simply, the ability to stop effectively lies principally on the performance ability of the brake pads.
When the driver steps on the brake pedal, the braking system transfers this pressure to the wheels by pushing the brake pads against the brake discs.
Friction is created when the brake pads make contact with the brake discs. This friction slows the car. Over time, this process gradually wears away the brake pads.
Indicates when the brake pads require replacing by making a squealing noise as the brake pads approach their usage limit.
The brake fluid is just as important as the brake pads. It transfers the pressure applied to the brake pedal to the brake pads. Brake fluid also deteriorates over time and this can affect braking performance. When the brake pads are replaced, we recommend changing the brake fluid as well.
Can you tell which parts are genuine? They may look the same, but they don't offer the same braking performance.
Beware of counterfeit parts!