How many brake pads on a car?
How many brake pads are on a car? That depends on your car’s braking system. In most cars, each caliper has one inner pad and one outer pad. That’s a total of four pads on a car with front disc brakes, and 8 on a car with front and rear brakes. New cars with electronic parking brakes often have separate parking brake calipers on the rear wheels. That’s another four pads.
Some sports cars have calipers with multiple pistons for each caliper. Depending on the design, these use one pad per side, or one pad per piston. If you have a car with 6 piston calipers at the front, four piston calipers at the back, and electronic parking brake calipers, it could have a total of 24 brake pads.