According to statistics from transportation management agencies, about 30% of the traffic accidents that occur in China each year are caused by brake failure. Brake pads are one of the most important components in the brake system. There are many brands of brake pads on the auto parts market, and the quality is mixed. How should we choose?
Of course, choosing the products of established manufacturers is the first step to ensure product quality.
So, what factors should we consider when choosing a brake pad?
Choose the right model
Depending on the model and the year of the vehicle, the types of brake pad used are different. The front and rear brake pads used in the same vehicle model are also different. This requires us to first know the model and the year of our vehicle before purchase so as to avoid the inability to install due to model mismatch.
Before installation, it is also necessary to compare the appearance of the new brake pad with the original one, check in particular whether the overall dimensions and the mounting positions are the same.
Check product packaging
Compared to the simple packaging of inferior brake pad, the packaging of genuine pads is more standardized. The packaging printing is relatively much clear, and the production license number, friction coefficient, and implementation standards of the product are all complete. There are product certification, production lot number, and manufacture date in the box.
? Check whether the product packaging is in good condition, whether the anti-counterfeiting mark and the mark on the brake pad are the same, and whether the product model and the content of the product certification match. If the product is poorly packaged with incomplete or no information, or even an “un-branded, un-dated and unnamed factory product”, we must choose carefully.
? Remsa is the world’s leading manufacturer in the automotive brake system field today. Continuous improvement and unceasing technological innovation have made Road House stand out among many well-known brake pad manufacturers around the world, leading the entire European aftermarket.
Check the brake friction coefficient
The friction coefficient of the brake pad basically determines its braking force and relates to its braking performance.
? A too high or too low friction coefficient of the brake pad will affect the braking performance. If too high, the brakes will be too sudden and cause rider discomfort; and if too low, the braking distance will become longer, likely causing collision accidents. For high temperature friction coefficient in particular, if the drop-off is too fast, it will cause a brake failure at high temperature, thereby posing a serious threat to driving safety.
? Remsa R&D Department is constantly testing new friction materials. Over 3 million kilometers of tests are conducted per year, and the result of quality evaluation even exceeds the OE performance of popular European models.
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