Brake Pads: Converting Energy By Friction
The Brake Pads are the critical part in your brake system allow your vehicle to go from
full speed ahead to a complete stop in a matter of seconds. You always need the ability to stop and stop fast.
AutoPartsNerd has been helping drivers stop with precision for
over 40 years by providing them with the highest caliber brake pads. We work with the best brands you already
know and trust including Wagner, Monroe, Bendix, Akebono, and Beck/Arnley.
The most frequently changed auto part on any vehicle, both new and used are the Brake Pads.
For that reason, AutoPartsNerd wants to give you the best brands, the best
options, and the best prices on everything we sell in this category. We have everything you could possibly ever need for
maintaining your Brake System. Regardless of
whether you need to change one or two
Brake Calipers, your Brake Rotors,
or maybe even the
Brake Master Cylinder, we have you covered with all of the above and so much more. This all works to the advantage of our
customers since this is one system that you can't afford to neglect. The ability to stop and avoid a
collision is something
you should always be aware of when you get into your vehicle. If you hear a squealing sound or feel a vibration when you step
on the brake pedal, this is a warning sign that your brake pads are worn out and need to be replaced. Some vehicles also have
a warning light that will illuminate when the brakes need to be serviced. But it's good practice to visually inspect your brake
pads whenever you are performing another service, such as rotating the tires. Waiting until you hear a sound, feel a vibration,
or notice that your tires are wearing unevenly can turn regular maintenance into a bigger repair or purchase if ignored. Generally
speaking, replacing your brake pads every 20,000 Miles is a good rule of thumb.
Brand Coverage by AutoPartsNerd
Wagner Brakes provides you with
comprehensive coverage of both friction brake parts (brake pads, brake rotors, brake shoes, brake drums), as well as other brake system
parts (brake master cylinders, brake boosters, and more). But here we are going to focus on
Wagner brake pads. Wagner manufactures ThermoQuiet brake pads,
QuickStop brake pads, and SevereDuty brake pads.
Wagner pushes innovation and technology with their Thermoquiet brake pads. Using
laser shaped friction technology that zeros in on the brake calipers force on the
brake pad, and Wagner's one-piece brake pad design helps to maximize noise
reduction. The Thermoquiet brake pad is one of the most superior replacement brake pads
available. Wagner QuickStop brake pads on the other hand are an all-around great brake pad that
matches your original equipment design, fitment, and materials making
it a more economical brake pad choice. For heavy duty applications, Wagner
created the SevereDuty brake pads. Wagner's SevereDuty brake pads use a
carbon based metallic formula that withstands extreme temperatures and provides
exceptional life making it a perfect choice for fleet vehicles. Last but not least, Wagner's Guardian series
brake pads are an older generation brake pad designed for those looking for a more economical choice.
offer Ceramics Brake Pads and
Dynamics Brake Pads that cover the vast majority of domestic and
import vehicles. Monroe ceramics brake pads designed to be premium
brake pads that provide you with cooler stops, cleaner stops, and quieter
stops. These ceramic brake pads have minimal brake rotor (brake disc) wear,
longer brake pad life, constant and comfortable braking, less brake dust, and less
noise and vibration than your original equipment brake pads. Monroe Dynamics on the other hand
are a premium brake pad that matches your original equipment (OE) material and design, but also
increases the density of the friction material to reduce brake noise, produce
less brake dust, and provide better stopping power.
have an impressive line of OE (original equipment)
replacement brake pads with their CQ Series Ceramic Brake Pads, CT Series
Ceramic Brake Pads, TitaniumMetallic Brake Pads, Fleet Metlock Brake Pads
and their Jurid Brake Pads which are a European specialty.
Bendix CQ series ceramic brake pads are their premier brake pads that gives you
quieter stopping, longer life, less dust, and better stopping performance for
most import and domestic car, truck, and suv applications. The Bendix CT
ceramic brake pads do the same thing for the medium duty and heavy duty
applications. Bendix TitaniumMetallic brake pads use a unique friction compound
that virtually eliminates any typical break-in period, giving you superior
braking performance right out of the box. The Fleet Metlock brake pads are
designed specifically for fleet vehicles such as police vehicles, taxis,
ambulances, etc. These brake pads withstand the harshest conditions while
constantly providing great stopping power. Finally, Bendix is the manufacturer
of Jurid brake pads. Jurid is one of the world's leading original equipment
brake pads, especially in Europe.
has been designing brake pads for over 75 years and are the pioneers when
it comes to ceramic brake pad technology.
Akebono is also a major original equipment manufacturer (OEM) supplier of brake pads
for Ford, Chevy, Dodge, Chrysler, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Mitsubishi, and many
more. They have put all of their experience and expertise from arguably the largest
brake pad and friction research and development into their Pro-ACT
Series Ultra Premium Ceramic Brake Pads, Euro Series Ultra Premium Ceramic Brake
Pads, and Street Performance Series Ultra Premium Ceramic Brake Pads. All
of Akebono's brake pads that we stock at
AutoPartsNerd are ultra quiet, keep your wheels cleaner with
less dust, and offer longer life like most ceramic brake pads. Akebono Pro-ACT
ceramic brake pads are specially designed for the domestic (Ford, GM/Chevy,
Dodge) and Asian (Toyota, Honda, Mitsubishi) and other applications. Akebono
Euro brake pads are another ceramic brake pad that is designed specifically for
European vehicles such as Volkswagen, BMW, Audi, Mercedes Benz, Volvo and
more. Last but not least, the Akebono Street Performance series ceramic brake
pads are the higher performance brake pads for you Tuners and Enthusiasts.
has one major goal in mind, to provide you with the largest selection of import auto parts.
This includes brake pads that meet all original equipment requirements. While it's true that
Beck/Arnley doesn't manufacture the parts, they do put together a massive collection that is
bound to have exactly what you need. When it comes to brake pads, the pads they offer
typically come directly from the original equipment manufacturers and
specifically aim to cover the last 20 years of Asian and European vehicles with OE approved brands including
ATE, PBR, Balo, Brembo, Mintex, Jurid, Pagid, Girling, Lucas, Zimmermann, Danblock, Textar, TRW, Nissin, Mountain, Advics,
and Mobis while at the same time, continuously expanding on their brake pad offerings.
Brake pads are often made from a few different types of materials (metallic,
organic, semi-metallic, or ceramic), but you'll often be given the choice between
the original equipment friction material that came with your vehicle or a
Friction is the reason your vehicle is able to come to a stop.
When you apply the brakes by stepping on your brake pedal, your brake calipers
squeezes your brake pads into the brake rotors with an intense amount of
pressure. This friction generates a lot of heat and puts a lot of responsibility
on your brake pads. Speaking of which, brake pads are often made from a few
different types of materials (metallic, organic, semi-metallic, or ceramic) and
brake rotors (brake discs) are often made from cast iron. The two
materials interact together, along with heat to create enough friction to
slow down and stop your vehicle. Due to the violent and extreme interaction
between the brake pads and brake rotors, both will begin to wear down. The brake pads
however will wear out faster than your rotors. This results in brake dust breaking free from the brakes and
coating your wheels. Typically, your front brakes end up doing about 80% of your
overall stopping power which is why your front wheels are covered in brake dust
far quicker than the rear wheels.
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