This week, at RPM +, André Gamelin meets Patrick St-Pierre from Montreal warehouse to tell us about the different qualities of best brake pads.
New cars are an example of the difference in quality in terms of braking, a Toyota Corolla has a braking distance of +/- 45 meters while a Porsche Cayenne has a braking distance of only 35 meters.
This difference in braking is marked by a multitude of components in the braking system, the manufacturing quality of these components plays a crucial role in the braking distance.
It is interesting to know that even in 2018, several vehicles come originally with drums.
The entry-level starts with semi-metallic brake pads. They are quite efficient and sometimes used as a replacement for the original ones, but they will be more abrasive for the brake discs and will leave rust spots on the body.