OEM brake pads are key parts of Acura brakes. They help your vehicle slow and stop. To do that properly, your brake calipers need to clamp them onto your brake rotors and create friction. This is what slows your wheels and tires.
The Kinds of Brake Pads
There are four types of brake pads. Organic brake pads are for the everyday, inexpensive, good friction generators, easy on rotors, and low on dust production. Ceramic brake pads are longer-lasting, they work in varying climates, they're low-noise, and their dust doesn't stick to wheels. Metallic brake pads are great performers, they tolerate high heat, make braking feel firmer, and they're fade-resistant. Carbon fiber brake pads are exceptionally durable, they work superiorly at high temperatures, and they deliver ultimate stopping power. Everyday sedans and SUVs can use any of them, but sports cars and performance SUVs use ceramic or carbon fiber pads most often, as they disperse heat best.
When Should You Replace Brake Pads?
That depends on how you drive and where. It's best to look for the signs they're worn or going bad: whining during braking, degraded surfaces, warning lights on the dash, and longer stopping times. Vibration or grinding when braking is usually the worst-case scenario: uneven wear from warped rotors, if not the onset of brake rotor damage in real time. Otherwise, you should change your brake pads every 40,000 to 50,000 miles. The best way to diagnose brake problems is to do an inspection.
Find Genuine Acura Brake Pads Online
If it turns out you need to buy new brake pads, the genuine Acura article will fit the model you drive best. Our auto parts department has plenty in stock. Browse our extensive catalog and order online now.
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