• 9812 Two Notch Rd. Columbia, SC 29223

  • Business Hours : Mon-Fri: 7am-6pm Sat: 7am-2pm Sun: Closed

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So you’ve found out that your brake pads are wearing out, and it’s time for a replacement. But did you know that there are multiple types of brake pads, made from different materials and suited to the different needs of cars and driving styles? Here’s a quick guide to help you select the right brake pads for you. Semi Metallic Brake Pads Semi Metallic pads can be made from anywhere from 30% to 65% metal, from copper, wire, steel wool and other metal materials. Semi Metallic pads wear out the least quickly of all brake pads, but they also tend to wear out the brake rotors faster. Low-Metallic These pads are made from a special formula using about 10% to 30% copper or steel. Low-metallic brake pads are optimal for high heat and friction braking, and ideal for high speed braking. These types of pads are less clean than others, though. Low metallic pads produce a lot of dust and can be pretty noisy. Non-Asbestos, Organic/NAO Non-Asbestos, Organic brake pads are made from materials like fiber, glass and even rubber. They’re a lot softer than other types of pads, so they don’t make as much noise. However, NAO brake pads wear out faster and produce more dust than other types of pads. Ceramic Ceramic brake pads are some of the most expensive types of brake pads on the market today. Not without reason though. Ceramic pads are generally a superior product. Here are some of the pros of getting ceramic brake pads:
  • produce a lot less noise than other types of pads
  • less wear on brake rotors
  • much cleaner than other pads
  • smooth, efficient braking
There you have it! These are the most common types of brake pads on the market today, and all are suitable for use in commercial passenger vehicles. For more advice on the brake pad requirements of your particular vehicle and driving style, visit any one of our locations. And for the months of May and June, we’ll be running specials on brake pads replacements. You can get up to a $50 rebate when you upgrade to a qualifying Premium or better brake pad. Get your rebate today at any one of our Metro Atlanta area locations!

CONTACT US

  • Address: 9812 Two Notch Road
    Columbia, SC 29223
  • Phone: (803) 736-9143
  • Hours: Mon-Fri: 7:00am-6:00pm
    Saturday: 7:00am-2:00pm
    Sunday: Closed
    • car repair
    • car repair shop
    • brake repair
    • brake repair service
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SPECIALS

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SERVICES

Our most popular services include but are not limited to the following. For a full list of services, click the link below.

  • TIRES

  • ALIGNMENT

  • BELTS & HOSES

  • BRAKES

  • BATTERIES

  • OIL & FLUIDS

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

"Great service, great people, and honesty all the way. This is a great family ran establishment with perfect rates, work, and professionalism. No complaints on my behalf and hope you share the courteous experience as well."

- Terrance B

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