When you need brake repair Vernon CT, bring your vehicle to Bundy Motors. Because we rely on our brakes to stop several tons of machine and cargo every time we need them, brakes must remain in good repair. Most people don't know what materials compose your vehicle's brake pads. Three major types of pads used today include:
Metal Hands down, these are by far the most common types of brake pads found on vehicles today. They are comprised of a mixture of metallic substances like iron, copper, steel and even graphite. They are low-cost and effective and hence have large popularity. Part of their effectiveness comes from the metal combination, an excellent conductor of heat. Metal pads are used not only on cars but also on large vehicles like buses and trucks.
Organic A long time ago, brake pads were made from asbestos. It was great at slowing down vehicles due to its ability to dissipate heat. Asbestos pads lasted longer and provided excellent performance. But asbestos dust is a health hazard. It can lead to breathing problems and eventually chronic diseases. Today, organic brake pads are made from rubber and glass, which are not hazardous to the environment. As a more expensive option for extraordinary performance, Kevlar is also used in brake pads. Organic brake pads are softer and hence make less noise. But since they wear down more quickly, they are only used on small cars.
Ceramic These brake pads offer the best braking performance. But they can easily drill a hole in your pocket with their huge price tag. They are most commonly found on performance and exotic cars as they offer durability and performance without compromise.
Bundy Motors has a long history of service excellence in Tolland County. When you need brake repair, call (860) 872-7800.