The brakes in your Acura may work by clamping brake calipers and brake rotors together, but they couldn't do that without a brake pad between each. What brake pads do is create the friction that slows your wheels and stops your tires. There are four kinds, and which are best for your Acura depends on what it already has and which it supports.
Many Acura sedans and SUVs use either organic or metallic. Organic brake pads are reliable, cost-effective, easier on rotors, and low producers of brake dust. Metallic brake pads feel firmer, are heat-tolerant, and withstand brake fade.
Some Acura sports cars and high-performance vehicles, on the other hand, use ceramic or carbon fiber. Ceramic brake pads are dependable in bad weather, fairly quiet, and the brake dust they create is not as sticky. Carbon fiber brake pads are ultra-resilient, extremely high temperature-tolerant, and they deliver exceptional stopping power.
Unfortunately, no brake pad lasts indefinitely. You'll have to change each of yours eventually -- every 40,000 to 50,000 miles or so. Luckily, there are signs to tell you it's almost replacement time. Besides the obvious -- ABS warnings and brake warnings on the dash -- they include pad damage, degraded pads, whining noises during braking, brakes vibrating, taking longer to slow and stop, and the worst-case scenario, grinding noises. Grinds usually mean your rotors have warped if they aren't otherwise damaged, likely due to worn-out brake pads.
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