Safety is something everybody is concerned with and no matter how much we try to exercise utmost care in driving, accidents still do happen wherever you might be, with whatever car you might be driving. One of the common reasons of which, is brake failure.
While brake failures can not be entirely avoided, routinely checking one’s brake systems can help greatly in preventing car accidents in the future.
Disk brakes are devices used to help a car slow down or completely reach a stop. Usually made out of ceramic composites or cast iron, disc brakes operate on the principle of applied friction mechanically forced down on both sides of the disc. The applied friction, in turn, causes the disc to slow down or completely reach a stop.
What are ceramic brake pads?
Ceramic brake pads have made a name and are among the more popular varieties of brake pads today. They were introduced in the early 90’s as a replacement for the semi-metallic pads that were then used. Ceramic brake pads were created by vehicle manufacturers to address complaints about other types of brake pads.
Benefits of Ceramic Brake Pads
Ceramic brake pads efficiently control noise and are more popular because of their durability. They are made out of quality materials that last longer, hence, require replacement less. Because of their quality, they are also known to extend the life of a car’s brake system compared to other brake pads.
Another more prominent feature of ceramic brake pads is that they can minimize the amount of brake dust that accumulates on the wheels. While all pads produce dust during use, ceramic brake pads produce less noticeable light colored dust. And unlike those produced by other brake pads, dust produced by ceramic brake pads do not stick to your car’s wheels.