BRAKE PADS FRONT / 2500701 / 2455303
Brake pads are an essential component of a vehicle’s braking system. They are responsible for creating the friction necessary to slow down or stop the vehicle when the brakes are applied. The primary function of brake pads is to provide friction against the brake rotors (or drums in some cases) when the brake pedal is pressed. This friction converts the kinetic energy of the moving vehicle into heat energy, effectively slowing down or stopping the vehicle. Brake pads are typically made of a friction material, such as organic compounds, semi-metallic materials, or ceramic composites, bonded to a metal backing plate. The friction material is designed to withstand high temperatures, provide consistent braking performance, and minimize wear on the rotors. Many brake pads are equipped with wear indicators, which are small metal tabs that make contact with the brake rotor when the brake pads wear down to a certain level. When the wear indicator produces a squealing or scraping noise, it indicates that the brake pads are due for replacement. There are different types of brake pads available, each with its own characteristics and benefits. Organic brake pads provide smooth and quiet braking performance but may wear faster. Semi-metallic brake pads offer excellent braking performance and durability but can be noisier and generate more brake dust. Ceramic brake pads provide superior stopping power, reduced noise and vibration, and produce less brake dust. Regular maintenance of brake pads is important to ensure their optimal performance and safety. It is recommended to periodically inspect the brake pads for wear and replace them when they reach the manufacturer’s recommended minimum thickness or when signs of excessive wear, damage, or uneven wear are present. When replacing brake pads, it is advisable to follow the vehicle manufacturer’s guidelines or seek the assistance of a qualified mechanic. The process typically involves removing the wheel, unbolting the brake caliper, removing the old brake pads, installing new brake pads, and reassembling the brake caliper. It is crucial to properly bed in the new brake pads to ensure optimal braking performance and longevity. Brake pads should be selected based on the vehicle’s make and model, driving conditions, and personal preferences. It is recommended to consult the vehicle’s owner’s manual or seek advice from a qualified mechanic or automotive parts specialist to ensure the correct brake pads are chosen for your specific vehicle. Proper functioning of brake pads is essential for safe driving. If you experience any issues with your braking system or suspect a problem with the brake pads, it is recommended to have them inspected and replaced by a qualified technician to ensure optimal braking performance and vehicle safety.
Condition : New product
Brand : TEXTAR
Sold in quantity : 1
purpose : Braking system
Product grade : performance part
suitable for Porsche Models