Since a car traveling at 55mph crosses the distance of a football field in five seconds, maintaining the brake system is incredibly important to staying safe in your vehicle. If you are not familiar with car mechanics, however, knowing what kind of brake pads you should choose, or what repairs you should authorize can be confusing. We will tell you the most important things to know about choosing the right brake pads for your vehicle and driving.
Bonding Or Riveted?
All brake pads are made by attaching a softer friction material to a bonding plate. Manufacturers can either bond the material, or fasten it with rivets. Both methods produce reliable brake pads, and neither method is clearly superior. Drivers should know which kind their mechanics use, however, because riveted pads will begin to squeal when there is still some time to replace them. Bonded brakes can ruin their drums or rotors if they aren’t changed as soon as they start to squeal.