Few things are more important to your vehicle than working brakes. In order to maintain the condition of your brakes, you need to pay attention to your Chevy Silverado brake pads. Brake pads are metal plates with a thick, coarse lining that resembles sandpaper.
This lining is engineered to produce friction, which serves to stop your vehicle. Each time you engage your brakes, pairs of Silverado brake pads are brought into contact with the brake rotors at each of your wheels, halting the rotation of your tires to bring your vehicle to a safe and controlled stop.
Of course, over time the lining of your brake pads is going to wear down, and you will need to replace them. There are two basic types of Chevy Silverado brake pads available: metallic and non-metallic. Most vehicles use non-metallic Silverado brake pads, which are also referred to as organic or soft. Soft brake pads are designed to wear out faster than your rotors, so that you do not have to replace your rotors as often. In addition, soft brake pads are less expensive than the metallic types. Metallic Chevy Silverado brake pads are made with powdered copper or bronze. They last longer than soft pads and provide greater braking power. However, since they are more rigid, they cause more damage to your rotors. No matter which type of brake pads your vehicle uses, you will need to replace them when the lining drops to less than a quarter of an inch thick.We carry a full line of Silverado brake pads in our online catalogue, so you donít have to wait to replace your worn brake pads.