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Brake Pads: Metal vs. Ceramic

Last updated 5 years ago

When installing new, high-performance brake pads in your vehicle, you have the option of choosing metal or ceramic brake pads. Each type of brake pad offers many benefits to the driver. Ceramic brake pads are a cutting-edge braking technology that is made of a blend of copper and ceramic fibers. These brake pads are quiet, gentle on brake rotors, and are virtually dust-free. Metal brake pads, on the other hand, are made up of metal fibers. They offer a more aggressive stopping performance then ceramic pads, are relatively inexpensive, and come in models that are designed for specialized performance scenarios such as the racetrack or heavy-duty hauling.

For help choosing and installing high-performance brake pads in your vehicle, come to A-1 Auto Tech. We offer a full range of maintenance for your vehicle, and our free shuttle service and early-bird drop off will ensure that you have a convenient experience when you bring your vehicle to us for service. To schedule an appointment for your vehicle, call our Mountain View repair center at (650) 521-5503.


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