On any disc brake system, brake pads are central to making your car stop by creating friction with the brake rotor. Tolerating issues with your brakes is a bad idea, but it's inevitable that your Toyota Camry brake pads
will eventually wear out. Luckily, it's easy to restore braking performance. It often requires only a new set of pads to get your brakes working up to snuff once again. Where can you find Hot Deals on brakes and related parts? It has to be AutoZone.
Different Types of Brake Pads & What They Do
The design of all disc brake systems is generally the same. A brake caliper holds two brake pads wth the brake rotor's flat surface spinning between them. As you gradually press the brake pedal, the pads close against the rotor and the friction controls your rate of deceleration.
Friction material is bonded to a steel backing plate to make up a brake pad. That material can vary and the most common type to use in 2012 Camry brake pad replacement are ceramic brake pads that are quiet, grip the rotor very well, and last a long time. There may also be semi-metallic brake pads that perform nearly as well but are noisier, as well as organic brake pads that are quiet and have excellent pedal feel but wear out faster.
How To Tell When Brake Pads & Rotors Are Bad
When it's nearing time to change your brakes, your Camry will give off signals. Bad brake pads will often make you cringe with squealing or grinding noises, and you'll likely notice it takes further to stop. When brake rotors need to be changed, it's common to feel brake pedal pulsation or a shimmy in the steering wheel when you try to stop. If your visual check determines there's less than 1/4" of friction material remaining, it's time to change the brake pads.
How much does it cost to replace brake pads
on your Camry? Costs change according to the type you choose, but AutoZone has options ranging from about $35 to $70.
Selecting the Right Size Brake Pads
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