For the disc brake system in your Hyundai to slow and stop the vehicle's wheels and tires, its brake calipers must clamp its brake rotors. More importantly, though, they must produce friction as they do. That's the job of your brake pads.
Depending on which Hyundai model you drive, you'll have one of four types. Organic brake pads are the most common. They're ideal for everyday driving, inexpensive, dependable, they produce very little brake dust, and they're easy on rotors. Ceramic brake pads are a little more durable. They work well in all sorts of weather, they're quieter, and their dust doesn't stick to wheels as easily. Metallic brake pads work much better. They're reliable at high heat, they feel firmer, and they withstand brake fade. Carbon fiber brake pads provide the best stopping power you can get. They're the highest-strength and they function superiorly at very high temperatures. A lot of cars and trucks use organic or metallic. However, many sports cars use carbon fiber or ceramic because they disperse heat better.
So, when do you change brake pads? Normally, every 40,000 to 50,000 miles. It also depends on how and where you drive. The best way to figure out the answer? Look for the signs your brakes are going bad. Beyond a lit brake warning light on the dash, they include damaged pad surfaces and whining brakes. Your Hyundai might even start taking longer to stop. The worst symptoms, however, are vibrations, which indicate irregular pad wear due to rotor warp, and grinding, which indicates rotor damage in real time.
The best way to determine if brake pads are the problem? Run an inspection. If you need to order new ones, get genuine OEM. Their compatibility with your vehicle is guaranteed.
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