There are a variety of brake pad materials to choose from. Organic, semi-metallic, metallic, and ceramic are the most common. As a rule, we have seen competitors â€œLifetimeâ€ brake pads wearing out faster than premium pads offered at our location. â€œLifetimeâ€ pads usually come with a one year warranty on labor. So donâ€™t be fooled. Having to change your brakes more often will cost you more money in the long run.
Another part of the brake system is the rotor. They are a metal disc that when the pads are compressed against (via the caliper) stop the car. They are machined to a certain thickness depending on the application. Once the thickness gets to a minimum, warping and premature pad wear will result.
ABS braking is getting better all the time. The computers are making your vehicle safer in a variety of situations. Maintaining your system requires changing the brake fluid biannually to remove moisture and contaminants from the system that could cause premature failure.