To ensure an optimal and effective braking system in your vehicle you must have good brake pads, if you are still not sure which is the best option for your vehicle, at SERVIFERNO we want to help you clear up all the doubts you have on this subject. What are brake pads and what do they do? Pads are part of the disc brake system in vehicles. They are the friction materials that, when in contact with the disc, cause the vehicle to stop when the driver activates the pedal. What should a good brake pad have? A good brake pad must have 3 basic characteristics: good grip, good durability and braking comfort. Depending on how the vehicle is used, the appropriate pads must be selected. There are pads whose main characteristic is duration, and in others it is braking comfort. The ideal pill will depend on the use, make and model of the vehicle. If we talk about vehicles for personal use, the most common type is the ceramic tablet for comfort. On the other hand, for heavier-duty vehicles, the semi-metallic pad is a good option because of the durability it offers. When to change the brake pads? On average, the pads should be replaced every 20,000 - 25,000 km. Some signs that warn you that you need to change are if you hear a screeching noise when braking, or if the brake pad wear light comes on in your car, replace them immediately. Now that you know more about the different features and you think it's time to change your brake pads, we invite you to browse our wide range of spare parts in our online store.
CHANGE OF BRAKE FLUID
When it comes to braking safety, the quality of the brake fluid is of paramount importance. Because the brake fluid is hygroscopic (property of absorbing humidity from the environment), with the high temperatures that the brake systems withstand, there is a danger of formation of vapor bubbles, and the consequent failure of the brake system.
If the liquid does not have an adequate boiling point, and it goes into a gaseous state, when the brake pedal is actuated, the response is not immediate due to the delay caused by compressing the gases that formed. This is the cause of many unexplained accidents as the vehicle momentarily lacks brakes until the system temperature drops again.
Like other components like water and motor oil, brake fluid has a limited shelf life.