Your automotive brakes are most likely a disc braking system, which features several different hydraulic and frictional parts that work together to ensure your vehicle comes to a complete and controlled stop when you need it to. Your Ford Mustang brake rotors are an essential part of your vehicle’s disc braking system. Located at each of your wheels, brake rotors are one-piece metal discs that spin rapidly along with your tires.
When you depress your brake pedal, pairs of brake pads clamp down simultaneously on each of your Mustang brake rotors. The frictional lining of the brake pads grinds against the metal discs, which respond with uniform stopping.
As you may suspect, with all the friction happening with your brakes, these parts are going to eventually wear down. You can prolong the life of your Ford Mustang brake rotors by paying attention to the type and the condition of your brake pads. First, you should be familiar with the type of brake pads installed on your vehicle. If you have metallic brake pads, typically made with powdered copper or bronze, they will cause excessive rotor wear and you will need to replace your Mustang brake rotors more often. Metallic brake pads do have some advantages, such as better braking power. Soft brake pads, usually composed of high-temperature resin and organic fillers, are much easier on your Ford Mustang brake rotors, and are in fact designed to erode at a faster rate. With soft brake pads, you must pay attention to the condition of the pads and change them when the lining thickness drops to less than a quarter of an inch, to avoid damaging your Mustang brake rotors.When you need new brake pads, or brake rotors, you will find them here in our vast online catalogue.