Embertek brake pads are designed to boost your vehicle’s braking power. Our pads are Ceramic and feature Shims for superior performance (we will discuss them separately in the sections ahead). We know how important the brakes are for safety, so we offer only the most durable ceramic brake pads. Here's why you should choose Embertek brake pads over other options in the market:
- Deliver minimum noise and dust
- Feature premium ceramic formulation for A2Z series
- Feature high-end ceramic Formula-40 for 4WD vehicles
- Come with shimmed backing plates
- Have Chamfered edges according to OE specification
Before we delve into the details of what we are offering, let’s learn a bit about brake pads, their types, and when to change them.
What are Brake Pads?
A brake pad is a thin block of friction-producing material that presses against the vehicle’s brake disc or rotor to slow it down and ultimately stop it.
Types of Brake Pads
Non-Metallic/Organic: Organic brake pads are made from a combination of rubber, carbon, glass, resins, and metal fibers. These pads are specially manufactured to withstand high levels of heat and are quieter; however, they wear away quickly. They are ideal for moderate daily driving, but are not recommended for frequent and heavy braking.
Semi-Metallic: Semi-metallic brake pads contain different metals and synthetic materials, including iron, graphite, copper, or sintered steel, and are thus more heat-resistant. However, at lower temperatures, you need to apply more pedal force to achieve the organic brake-pads-like braking effect. These brake pads work well for performance cars/heavy vehicles, requiring constant, high braking power on the road. However, they produce more noise and brake dust, and have a shorter life span than ceramic pads.
Ceramic Brake Pads: More expensive but also top notch. These contain stacked glass ceramic fibers, filler material, bonding agents, and various metals. The ceramic compounds used in these brake pads help them to handle higher brake temperatures, which makes them more reliable in a wider range of temperatures and driving conditions. These brake pads are highly durable compared to the semi-metallic variety, and produce less dust, resulting in cleaner wheels.
To sum it up, ceramic brake pads are the best of all kinds available in the market. Our ceramic formula and formulation make the pads more durable and resilient.
When Should You Replace Brake Pads?
Typically, you need to replace your car’s brake pads between 40,000 to 90,000 kilometers, depending on their usage and material. There are several signs you should look out for to determine the time to replace the brake pads. These include squealing, screeching, or persisting clicking/grinding noises while braking, a pull on the vehicle to one side, or a simple visual inspection that reveals the brake pads are worn out.
Benefits of Our Ceramic Brake Pads
In recent years, ceramic brake pads have become a popular choice among car owners. Our ceramic brake pads stand out from the rest owing to our advanced manufacturing combined with their inherent benefits. Whether you are looking for new brake pads or want to replace worn-out ones, here’s why you should go for our ceramic brake pads:
- More durable and long-lasting
- Generate less heat
- Very quiet and smooth brake feel
- Produce less brake dust than other brake pads, thus resulting in cleaner wheels
What are Brake Pad Shims and their Benefits over Normal Pads?
Our brake pads come with brake pad shims, which are additional layers of metal and rubber between the brake pad and the caliper. Brake pad shims offer several benefits: the most important is they prevent vibration when the brakes are applied, resulting in less to no squealing at all. These shims also act as a thermal barrier that ensures consistent temperatures across the brake pad.
The type of brake pads you choose can significantly affect your vehicle’s safety and braking capability. We recommend that you go for our high-quality ceramic brake pads and see the difference yourself.