One of the simplest ways to maintain the condition of your brakes is to familiarize yourself with the type of Acura MDX brake pads that are installed on your vehicle, as well as the warning signs that there is a problem with them. Let’s consider the type first. Your MDX brake pads are made with a thick frictional lining that is mounted on to a metal backing plate.
The difference in type has to do with the composition of the lining, which can be either metallic or non-metallic. Metallic Acura MDX brake pads are made with powdered copper or bronze along with friction-enhancing fillers.
Non-metallic brake pads, which are also commonly called “organic” or “soft”, are made with organic fillers and high-temperature resin. If you have metallic Acura MDX brake pads installed on your vehicle, they are going to last longer and provide you with better braking power, but they will damage your rotors faster. Soft brake pads are made to wear out faster than your rotors, so you do not have to change the rotors as often. You need to monitor the lining thickness of your MDX brake pads in order to keep your brakes in good shape. If the lining drops to between an eighth and a quarter of an inch, you will have to change them as soon as possible. The common warning sign of worn MDX brake pads is a high-pitched squeaking or squealing noise that sounds as you drive and stops when you engage your brakes. You can also check the lining thickness visually by looking through the front of the wheels.When you need new MDX brake pads, don’t hesitate to replace them right away by picking up your new auto parts from our extensive online catalogue.