Get better braking performance out of your braking system with brake pads from Repco
Selecting the right brake pad for your driving style is key to getting most performance and value out of your next brake pad purchase. Considering your type of driving and any towing or carrying capacity increases is something to think about when a brake pad replacement is required. There are likely to be a number of different brake pads and brake pad brands to choose from that suit your vehicle that are suited for different driving styles. These often contain different friction material or are engineered to reduce brake dust (& keep your wheels cleaner) or dissipate heat faster to perform better under certain driving conditions. Choosing the right brake pads that will perform under tougher conditions or at higher temperatures will not only afford you better stopping capability and less wear on other braking components, brake pads that are designed for your intended driving style will also delay brake fade and wear on your disc rotor surface giving you overall better value in the long run . When a brake pad is over worn and not replaced in time, not only does brake fade set in and vehicle stopping distance extend, the wear on your disc rotor or disc brake may also require machining or replacement so brake pads should be replaced at the first sign of wear or, when that brake pedal does not seem to be effective as you would like. As the driver of your vehicle any of the symptoms of poor braking performance should be addressed by inspecting your brake pads and braking components. When doing this, or replacing your brake pad, also make sure you inspect your brake caliper for any leaks and brake fluid as a starting point. Low brake fluid can contribute to poor braking performance, if your vehicle is using fluid then a leak in your caliper piston or brake system could be the culprit. It is more typical to need to replace the front brake pads on your vehicle more often due to the braking load distribution when stopping however make sure the rear brake pads are also inspected whenever you are doing your next brake pad replacement.
Selecting the right brake pads from the huge selection available is not as complicated as it seems. If you are regularly carrying loads in your construction or work vehicle or need to marry some real stopping power to your performance vehicle considering higher quality disc brake pads up front. Higher quality brake pads will prevent you from replacing your brake pads on a more frequent basis. Brands like Bendix brake pads are a great option for that additional performance and solid brake pedal feel. The Bendix brake pad range covers different friction material that offers a wide range of passenger, 4x4 and performance options. Starting with the Bendix General CT brake pad range that covers most passenger vehicles and the Bendix 4x4/SUV brake pads offer a huge coverage of vehicles and are often a great starting point that meet or exceed the manufacturers specifications. The Bendix Heavy Duty brake pads range are great for working vehicles with loads and higher braking demands and the Bendix Euro brake pads that are a great OE alternative for European vehicles. For everyday brake pad value without compromising quality or manufacturers specifications the Repco RCT brake pad is available for most vehicles and the Repco RCT Extreme brake pads for heavy duty 4x4/SUV or tow vehicle applications. These are a great alternative when considering your next brake pad replacement. The Silverline and ProSelect disc brakes are also a great alternative for the value conscious or vehicles driven for general use.