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Pads & Shoes - What you need to know
  • If the pad depth is less than 3/32 of an inch, replace soon.
  • If less then 2/32 of an inch, Replace immediately. They will soon be damaging the drum or rotor.
  • If you hear a high pitched screeching noise, this could be the wear sensor on some pads indicating the pads need to be replaced soon.
  • If you hear a much deeper metal on metal scraping sound, this probably indicates the pad backing plate is grinding on the rotor and both will probably need to be replaced.
  • Indicator light comes on. Some cars come with a wear indicator that tells you the pads need to be replaced.
Wear patterns and what they mean...
Pattern
Even wear between inners & outers: smooth wear surface in friction material
Only one side worn down in the pair
Grooves in the surface of the friction material
Indicates
Normal wear
Caliper or caliper piston hanging up: caliper slide not functioning properly
Rotors should be turned or replaced.
COPY NEEDED.
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Brake pads convert the kinetic energy of the car to thermal energy by use of "friction". When a brake pad is heated up in contact with a rotor, it starts to transfer small amounts of friction material to the rotor. The brake rotor (both now with friction material on), will then "stick" to each other to provide stopping power. The friction of the pad against the rotor is responsible for the majority of stopping power.
Brake Pads >Brake Shoes
Brake shoes convert the kinetic energy of the car to thermal energy by use of "friction". When a brake shoe is heated up in contact with a drum, it starts to transfer small amounts of friction material to the drum. The brake drum (both now with friction material on), will then "stick" to each other to provide stopping power. The friction of the shoe against the drum is responsible for the majority of stopping power.
Find brake pads & shoes for
Your Vehicle
Brake Pad Lineup at Pep Boys
We offer a wide selection of brake pads designed to meet the needs of every customer, from the value oriented customer to the performance enthusiast.
ProStop Brakes ProStop Platinum
  • A safe dependable pad at a moderate price.
  • Meet OE (Original Equipment) requirements
  • Shimmed for noise dampening
  • Provide dependable stopping power for safe braking
Vehicle specific formulas deliver the pedal feel and performance of your vehicle's original brake pads.
  • Friction classification matches original vehicle requirements (NAO, Semi Metallic, Ceramic)
  • Multiple formulas within each classification designed to deliver original equipment performance characteristics
  • Premium constrained layer shims for superior noise suppression
  • Slotted and chamfered per original equipment requirements to reduce noise and harshness
Advanced severe duty friction formulas engineered to deliver optimum results for vehicles operating under severe conditions where the pads regularly get hotter than normal operating temperatures:
  • Delivers Maximum Stopping Power
  • Premium alloy shims for noise suppression
  • Slotted and chamfered per original equipment requirements to reduce noise and harshness.
Premium ceramic formulas engineered to match the specific vehicle's braking requirements producing original equipment performance and pedal feel while virtually eliminating brake squeal and dust.
  • Multiple Formulas to match original equipment performance requirements
  • Premium Alloy multi-layered shim for noise suppression
  • 100% slotted and chamfered to reduce noise and harshness
  • Lowest dusting and exceptionally quiet
  • Ideal for the customer who wants to upgrade to Ceramic
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