Understanding how ceramic brake pads work will give you confidence when installing them. Sponsored by Akebono Brakes.
These myths can hurt a technician’s ability to effectively diagnose and solve common brake problems.
How the components in the friction material shear, break and interact during braking can determine a pad’s friction level, noise and wear characteristics. A brake pad may require up to 20 different raw materials. Some raw components of a friction material are abrasive, while other components lubricate. Some components, like structural fibers and resins, hold the pad together, while other components tune the friction levels through various temperature ranges.