Your vehicle's disc brake system is comprised of several parts -- among them, brake rotors and brake pistons. They're all important to the braking process, but how well your brakes work comes down to the quality of your brake pads.
They're the textured plates you'll find mounted on top of the brake calipers, and they're critical to producing the resistance that slows your vehicle's wheels down and eventually stops its tires turning. They do this job by generating friction between the calipers and the rotors.
There are four types, generally. One is organic. These brake pads are ideal for normal, everyday driving in temperate weather and climates. They're dependable, easy on rotors, they don't produce much dust, and they're inexpensive.
Another is ceramic. These brake pads are more durable. They're made for more diverse weather, quieter than other kinds, and their dust doesn't stick to wheels as much.
Yet another is metallic/semi-metallic. These brake pads are ruggeder, designed to resist both heat and brake fade. Plus, they feel firmer than other types.
The last is carbon-fiber. These brake pads are some of the toughest you can get. They're superior performers at high temperatures and they deliver the best possible stopping power.
None of them last forever, unfortunately. When should you replace them, however, depends on where and how you drive most often, but usually, it's every 40,000 to 50,000 miles or so. There are signs that it's time, too. Look for:
- Pad surfaces that are damaged or worn-out
- Your brakes whining or vibrating
- Grinding sounds, associated with warped or damaged rotors
- Warning lights on the dash
- Taking longer to slow down and stop
See any, and you should inspect the brake pads (if not other brake parts). Change any old ones for new, according to the results. Before ordering them, though, be sure you're getting the genuine OEM article. Unlike aftermarket brake pads, those Mopar manufactures are guaranteed compatible with the brand and model you love -- car or truck, SUV or van.
Where to Order Replacement Mopar Brake Pads Online
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