Put a stop to your brake problems…no pun intended! 😆
Did you know that early braking systems consisted of nothing more than a block of wood and a lever system?
When drivers wanted to stop they had to pull a lever that was located next to the driver that would make the wooden block press against the wheel. Thankfully we have developed a much better, safer, all-around improved modern-day braking system for the vehicles we drive today.
Today’s Automotive Braking Systems Are Complex
The braking systems we have today are much more complex and involve multiple parts like brake calipers, brake pads, brake hardware, brake rotors, and more. Although all brake pads are made of similar materials there are multiple different kinds to choose from and depending on the kind of car you drive, that will determine what type of brake pad you choose.
There are a few different types of brake pads that are engineered for different kinds of vehicles and drivers.
Options For Brake Pads Include:
- Dependable braking brake pads that are suitable for Original Equipment Replacement
- Smooth and quiet brake pads that are available with Low-Dust, Ceramic Formulation, and ideal for Original Equipment Replacement
- Maximum stopping power brake pads that are designed for long-lasting, quietest performance and great for Luxury and European Vehicles
- Specialty performance brake pads that are engineered for aggressive stops in extreme conditions, and designed for Sports Vehicles and light/medium-duty trucks
The brake pads are not the only thing that is engineered for different vehicles and purposes, the rotors we use are too. They come in a few different options, for example:
Options For Rotors Include:
- Smooth and quiet rotors that are ideal for Original Equipment Replacement
- Long-lasting performance rotors that are an upgrade for demanding braking conditions and are carbon formulating for quieter stopping
- High-performance rotors for aggressive stopping power in extreme conditions
Brake Components Need To Be Replaced Over Time
Just like anything with your vehicle, over time your brake pads and rotors will wear down naturally, but it is important that you pay attention to how they look when you go to change them because you can tell a lot about your brake system by your brake pad and rotor wear patterns. Depending on how the wear down you will be able to tell if something is wrong if the wear pattern is abnormal.
Causes of Abnormal Brake Pad Wear
- Caliper bushings and/or brake hardware that is damaged or worn can cause uneven pressure across the pad – this can cause tapered lining
- Rotors that have become scored or damaged can cause grooved lining
- The caliper or slide is not working properly – this can cause only one of the brake pads to be in constant contact with the rotor. This can cause offset lining
- Disc pads that have been worn beyond the safe and normal wear point can cause worn-through lining
- Calipers that do not work properly can cause constant friction between the pad and rotor. This can cause the brake system to work beyond its designed limitations. This can cause cracked or chipped lining.
- Pads that have worn hardware and don’t make full contact with the rotor can cause stepped lining.
Causes of Abnormal Brake Rotor Wear
- Heavy loads/towing; faulty caliper can cause pad material transfer
- Pads out of position; worn hardware can cause stepped surface
- Worn pads/hardware; binding caliper can cause uneven surface wear
- Inconsistent pad contact can cause a scored/ grooved surface
We Are Brake Experts In Cincinnati
When you choose 2’u’BRAKES you can cut your shop time in half and avoid the lines in total.
You can receive that premium auto-repair shop experience but stress-free and at an affordable price with a service that comes to you. 2’u’BRAKES is Cincinnati’s most trusted mobile auto and brake repair service.
Contact us today to schedule your at-home auto repair.