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Replacement Brake Parts

Because of the brake system, you can slow your vehicle and bring it to a complete stop in a safe, controlled and predictable manner. In this system, friction created by pressing stationary pads and shoes against rotors and drums that rotate with the wheels converts the vehicle’s kinetic energy into heat. Fluid in a hydraulic system multiplies the force applied by your foot on the brake pedal to apply the pads and shoes against the rotors and drums.

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Most vehicles today have four-wheel disc brakes and pads are available in Non-Asbestos Organic (NAO), semi-metallic and ceramic formulations. NAO pads are made from organic materials like glass and rubber. They are softer, generally wear faster and create a lot of brake dust. Semi-metallic pads contain a large amount of metal fibers like steel. They are durable and great for high temperature applications, but they are tough on rotors and can be noisy. Ceramic compounds have ceramic fibers and softer metal fibers like copper. They provide excellent braking, with little noise, and less dusting and rotor wear.

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No matter the type of pad used, eventually brake rotors wear out and must be replaced. As rotors wear they become thinner, and if allowed to wear below their minimum thickness they will no longer be able to dissipate heat properly, and can become warped or even cracked. Rotors can also become grooved if the pads wear to the point the rivets or backing plate grind the rotor surface. Brake rotor metallurgy and design can vary according to application. Cast iron rotors can be one-piece or have a stamped steel center section. Some replacement rotors are available drilled and/or slotted to help shed water and heat.

Replacement Brake Parts

We aim to provide our customers with the finest Replacement Brake Parts the industry can offer, which is why we accept no compromise when it comes to the quality. Created by the most reputable names in the industry, such as Centric, Wagner, Monroe, Dorman, ACDelco, Beck Arnley, Akebono, Cardone, Bendix, Bosch, Pronto, Standard, PowerStop, Motorcraft, Carlson, Timken, Auto 7, Delphi, Crown, Crc, Advics, STP, MotorMedic, Omix-ADA, Rugged Ridge, Goodmark, Auto Metal Direct the Replacement Brake Parts we've gathered for you feature precise design and everlasting durability.

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The brake hydraulic system includes the master cylinder, the calipers and wheel cylinders that apply the pads and shoes, and the interconnecting metal lines and rubber hoses. The master cylinder converts mechanical force into hydraulic pressure using pistons and seals in a housing usually made of aluminum, with a plastic fluid reservoir mounted on top. The calipers are mounted over the rotors and contain one or more pistons that apply the pads in response to hydraulic pressure. Vehicles with drum brakes have wheel cylinders with two pistons that force the shoes against the inside of the brake drums.

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A leak in the hydraulic system can cause a low pedal and reduced braking. The master cylinder can leak but also fail internally. Failed calipers and wheel cylinders are usually evidenced by leaks, but calipers can also bind and cause pulling and uneven brake wear. Every time the vehicle brake system is serviced, the entire hydraulic system should be inspected. Corroded brake lines could eventually become perforated and leak, and brake hoses can deteriorate and crack from heat, exposure to chemicals and the elements. From pad changes to more serious repairs, we have the parts to keep your brake system in top shape.

In addition to the basic brake system, there is a mechanical parking brake system that applies the rear brakes independent of the hydraulic system, to keep the vehicle stationary when parked. Cables actuated by a foot pedal or hand lever apply the rear shoes or pads, or internal shoes within the rear rotors. Many vehicles have an electronic parking brake system. Most vehicles today also have an Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), which regulates fluid pressure to the wheels to avoid skidding and loss of control. The system includes a control module, hydraulic modulator, wheel speed sensors and toothed rings.

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If you have owned a car or truck for more than a few months, you are undoubtedly aware that your vehicle's brakes occasionally need replacing. Let's face it, we can be hard on our brakes. Highway speeds, stop-and-go traffic, and heavy cargo loads are some of the more significant factors which increase brake wear.
In this article, we’ll introduce you to the specific tools designed to be used when replacing brake components and servicing your brake system. Having the right tools BEFORE you start working on your vehicle makes these types of jobs quick, easy, and doable for the home mechanic. It also prevents having to put things back together before the job is finished...
Disc brake rotors (aka 'rotors') are the actual discs that brake pads clamp onto, creating friction that slows a vehicle. Disc brake rotors bolt on over the axle hub and contain holes that allow wheel mounting bolts to pass through and rotate with the wheels. Since there are many rotor styles and designs specially created for every budget and need, we’ve listed...
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Replacement Brake Parts Reviews
Average rating: 5 4.8 - 356 reviews
2011 Subaru Forester | Posted by Matthew | (Chagrin Falls, OH)

Installed this caliper to replace a seized OE caliper on a 2011 Forester. Time will tell if they hold up to winter conditions. Caliper did come fully loaded (except for pads) but the lower pad clip was incorrect. Luckily the PowerStop pad/rotor kit I also ordered from CARiD came with the correct clips. Seals, slides and bleeder are new of course but the piston appears new as well which I was not expecting. Remanufactured parts usually make me nervous but brand new OE calipers are approximately $230 each which is crazy to pay for a daily driver. After the core charge return (an easy process but will cost you shipping) these are a good value.

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