Ceramic or Metallic Brake Pads for Car Repair MA

Ceramic or Metallic Brake Pads for Car Repair MA

Brakes are one of the most critical safety features available in your car. When the car’s brake pedal is pressed, it squeezes hydraulic fluid into your braking system. Pressure is then transmitted equally to all four brake pads, which creates friction. This friction between the brake pads and rotors is what slows down your vehicle! If you require a brake replacement, consider professional car repair in MA from Ray’s Auto. Here are some differences between two common types of brake pads: ceramic and metallic.

 

Ceramic Brake Pads

Level of Noise: Quiet

Residue and Dust: Minimal

Wear on Braking System: Significant

 

Ceramic brake pads are made similar to the ceramic used to make pottery. Although, they are significantly more dense and durable than a dinner plate! To make these brake pads more durable, they have fine copper fibers embedded. This helps with friction and heat conductivity. But, ceramic brake pads cannot absorb as much heat as other types of materials. As a result, more heat ends up transferring to the rest of the braking system, which can cause wear over time. For people who don’t drive in very cold or very hot weather frequently, ceramic brake pads are perfect for your next brake replacement.

 

Metallic Brake Pads

Level of Noise: Louder

Residue and Dust: Significant

Wear on Braking System: Significant

Metallic brake pads are made up of several different types of metals. Most often, it’s a combination of copper, iron, steel, and various composite alloys. These metals combine with a graphite lubricant and fillers to create the whole pad. Due to the metal composition, these pads can withstand a lot of heat and cool down quickly. But, as a whole, they do tend to much louder and create more dust than other types of brake pads. If you’re looking for high-performance brake pads that can handle a wide range of conditions and temperatures, metallic brake pads are the choice for you.

 

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Car Repair in MA from Ray’s Auto Service

 

At Ray’s Auto, we are proud to supply our customers with quality car repair in MA. If you’re having issues with your brakes, don’t hesitate to give us a call to make an appointment at 978.372.961.

 

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