Brake system

Brake pads

Brake pads

Brake pads are part of the braking system of vehicle and are directly related to the safety of passengers and driver, and therefore must be maintained in good condition and their replacement should be made on time.  Brake pads are always changed on the two wheels on the same axle of the car. 

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There are many signs that can show you that your brake pads need replacement. Some of the most important are – the thickness of the brake pads are below the safety limits; noise (scraping) appears when you press the brake pedal, greater effort on the brake pedal needed to slow down or stop the car, etc.

 
VeGa pads for disc and drum brake systems are developed in accordance with the latest requirements of car manufacturers and advanced braking systems. They are asbestos-free and reduced content of metal particles and provide not only a perfect, quiet braking, but also protect the brake discs from damage and rapid wear. As a result of specially developed, high-quality mixtures used, VeGa brake pads have:
 
Optimal braking in all range of operating temperatures
Quiet and comfortable braking
Minimal wear on brake discs
Braking without vibration
High resistance to corrosion
 
 
 
Brake systems for cars, trucks and motorcycles consist of many parts that make pressure on the brake pedal in a physical force that stops the car. Some of these parts are the brake pads on your car.
Pads are a key component of the braking system, because they made contact and apply pressure and friction on the brake disc which slows down and stops the car. Brake pads are under extreme load each time your car reduces speed or stops completely and this lasts for thousands of kilometers. There are two types of brake pads - brake pads for disc-brake systems and brake pads for drum brake systems. There are many different shapes and sizes of pads, but their role is always the same - to provide a comfortable and safe braking at the right moment.
 
 
 
What causes the noise when braking and how to fix it?
 
Modern brake systems use cast iron brake disc squeezed between two brake pads and as a result of the friction between them brake disc reduces its speed and stops. At certain conditions, brake pads, mounted in brake calipers can start to vibrate in the same way as a violin string vibrates. Vehicle speed and the force applied on the brake pedal can change the noise level, as it is determined by the hardness and weight of the pad and the disc.
 
Quiet please!
 
One way to tackle this problem is simply to replace the pads with a different friction material. Usually changing to an aftermarket premium metallic or ceramic pad just might change the interaction that affects the resonant frequency of the pad and disc and, literally, change its tune. 
You can achieve the same result by installing anti-vibration shims between the pad and the caliper to prevent transmission of vibration of the pad on the caliper piston. Another way is to cover the back of the pad with high temperature grease, but unlike anti-vibration shims, pad surface can be washed away after a certain time.
 
 

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