Kanata Brake Pads Demystified
There’s a lot of reasons to make sure your Kanata brake pads are in working order and replaced regularly – the first and foremost being safety and the more pragmatic reason is if you let your pads wear too much, your rotors will end up being damaged as well – to the point of needing to be replaced. No one likes spending money on Kanata brake pads – but it is a LOT better and more affordable than pads and rotors.
What kind of pads do you need? The expert Kanata car repair professionals at G&I can help, but here are a few basics:
- Metallics are the priciest and really made for the highest of the high-end cars.
- Organics are quiet, clean and provide a comfortable stop but are less powerful than other pads.
- Ceramics are the best asbestos alternative and provide stopping power and heat tolerance. They will last long so there is value there as well. If you are a really aggressive drive ceramics won’t cut it. aren’t heat-resistant enough for the most aggressive driving though.
Next we can discuss how they’re built. The main differentiator between auto manufacturer pads and aftermarket models is molding and pressure. For the manufacturer-installed pads, the maker molds the friction material to the shim directly with high pressure, making for more consistency.
With aftermarket replacements, the friction piece is glued with the backing plate, and shims are usually not included. You can get fissures, weakness, early wear and inconsistency.
The Kanata auto repair technicians at G&I can help you understand all your options.
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