Brake pads create friction, the resistance that slows your vehicle's wheels and stops its tires. They do it when your brakes clamp your brake calipers to your brake rotors. There are four kinds of brake pads, and which are best for your vehicle depends on what it already has and what kinds it supports.
Many cars and SUVs use either organic or metallic brake pads. Organic are dependable, inexpensive, and easier on rotors, and they don't produce much brake dust. Metallics feel firmer, they're heat-tolerant, and they withstand brake fade. Ceramic or carbon fiber brake pads, some sports cars and high-performance vehicles use. Ceramics are reliable in bad weather, relatively quiet, and their brake dust is not as sticky. Carbon fibers are super-resilient, very high temperature-tolerant, and exceptional at delivering stopping power.
Unfortunately, none last indefinitely. You'll have to change a brake pad eventually -- about every 40,000 to 50,000 miles. Luckily, there are signs to tell you it's replacement time. Besides the obvious -- dash ABS warnings and brake warnings -- they include pad damage and decay, whining or vibrating brakes, taking longer to slow down and stop, and the worst-case scenario, grinding sounds. Grinds often indicate that your rotors have warped or gotten damaged, likely due to excessive brake pad wear.
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