Buy Brakes

 

Want to buy brake components with great pricing and great quality. There is a great way to do this in the modern world by shopping online. Recent surveys have shown that the number of people shopping online has risen dramatically in the last few years as websites have become more user friendly and more trustworthy.

In the fact the number of people who said they would willingly buy brake components and other parts for their cars online has risen to over 8% of the population compared to less than 2% five years ago.

EBC Brakes is a huge player in the online market place.

You can now buy brake pads and brake rotors for your car safely online and in many cases get parts that are not available in your local store or brake service station. A friend of mine recently tried to buy brake pads for a Porsche and the main dealer wanted over $1100 for a set of brakes and he managed to find the same parts online from a high quality aftermarket supplier for just $200. That is a major saving and not only was the price better the parts arrived the next day and once fitted have proven to be better than the parts he had in his car before.

If you buy brake pads think about the condition of your brake rotors and also your brake fluid as you may need those also and buying them all at one time may allow you to get a better overall package price.

The brake business has some excellent players and you can often find suppliers online that are not in your local shops. This is because larger discount chains tend to import their own brake pads and they are in most cases a rather boring “Standard” quality and leave the enthusiast without much choice. If you do decide to buy brake parts from a local store  open the box and look at the parts for grade marking such as the FMSI letters which are E for low grade, F for medium grade and G for high friction grade. You should always try to buy brake pads that match your cars original brake spec and in particular on European cars buying brakes that have to conform to R 90 specs that are a lower spec can significantly downgrade the brake effectiveness in your car

 

 

EBC Redstuff Ceramic Brakes

 

Do Ceramic brake pads really work and what do they do exactly ?

That’s a question a lot of people have and the answer is in fact its just a buzz word for an organic brake pad made with less metallic fibers and perhaps man made fibers such as Dupont Kevlar or Twaron. A very good pad that contains some Ceramic particles is the EBC Redstuff which as a low metallic also has the benefit of low dust.

However Ceramic brake pads are generally a term for a group of pads known as NAO or non asbestos organic pads and EBC Brakes was of course the pioneer of this technology back from its early roots 70 years ago when it was part of the BBA group and manufactured products known as Top Dog in the UK.

The organic pads made by reputable suppliers may contain small amounts of Ceramic particles (not fibers) in a granular form but this does nothing more as an additive than the other naturally mined ores that are common in brake pads such as vermiculite or barites crystals that help build a decent brake pad.

Aramid fibers such as Kevlar and Twaron came about when the world changed away from asbestos. The fork in the road gave rise to two distinct choices, organic pads or semi metallic pads. Of course the price minded people went down the semi metallic fork as the steel fibers used cost 10 times less than Kevlar although Kevlar fibers which are 64 times as strong as steel when used in a matrix form and can be used down to as low as 4% content by volume allow a huge number of new interesting ingredients to be blended into brakes.