Are you hearing that familiar squeal from your brakes that means your brake pads are in need of replacement? If so, you should consider which type of brake pads you should use. Ceramic brake pad linings are a relatively new compound in the automotive world. Cars first started coming equipped with ceramic brake pads in the early 90s. The ceramic compounds have changed significantly since the first introduction into the marketplace. Initial concerns with the original ceramic compounds focused on the reduced stopping power with cold brakes, and premature wear of the rotors. This was because the original compound was adapted from automotive racing, and when you are racing a vehicle the brakes are being treated in a very different way than during every day driving situations. Tires, brakes and the engine reach a significantly higher operating temperature in race vehicles and this is the temperature that the ceramic components were designed to operate in. The ceramic materials are now more suitable for every day driving and are considered an upgrade regardless of whether the vehicle was originally equipped with semi-metallic, ceramic, or organic pads.
Advantages are seen with all brake lining compounds, however, the only advantage that the semi-metallic pad offers is its incredibly low price. Although both compounds do an excellent job of stopping your vehicle, there are some notable advantages specific to ceramic brake pads. First and foremost, the ceramic pad does not create a visible brake dust that blackens your wheels. If you have wheels that you are proud of, i.e. chrome or wheels that cost more than your vehicle; you will be a big fan of the ceramic brake pad. The second advantage is the reduced tendency to squeal. The ceramic compound does not contain steel fibers; the metal content in some semi-metallic pads was found to be the source of brake squeal for some manufacturers. The ceramic compound also typically lasts longer than a semi-metallic compound, and this is seen as an advantage with most vehicles, because pads normally wear out quicker than the rotors. Finding a perfect balance of wear between rotors and pads, so that rotors need to be replaced at the same time as the pads do, is the ideal situation. Ceramics typically help make this happen, but most vehicles brake designs are quite different and this is not always the case.
Once you know the difference between the two products the choice becomes clear. If you are replacing the pads on your daily driver you should pay the incrementally higher price and purchase the superior ceramic brake pads. If you are only trying to keep that old beater alive for another year then maybe you will find the semi-metallics to be the more suitable and economical choice. Bottom line, like all auto repairs there are options when it comes to the quality of the replacement auto part that you use to keep your car or truck on the road. Cheaper is not always better – there are a number of factors to consider.
PressRelease) Mercedes-Benz as the world’s leading automobile company, not only invented the world’s first automobile in 1886, but also continuously develops innovative new car models. Hence, no matter your desired dream cars are unique fourdoor coups or sporty supercars, Mercedes-Benz car models must be at the top of your superb wish list.
Mercedes-Benz Dreamcars are a series of fascinating car models, which included E-Class coup and cabriolet, the SLK and SL sport cars, the CL as well as the CLS coup and the CLS Shooting Brake.
From today to 3rd January 2014, exclusive privileges are offered to CLS 350 Shooting Brake, CLS 500 Shooting Brake, SL 350, SL 500 and SL 63 AMG customers. Customers who purchase these Mercedes-Benz dream cars models within this period of time will enjoy an extended third year Mercedes-Benz aftersales warranty service and 0% rate financial services (SL63 AMG is excluded) provided by Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Hong Kong Limited.
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Automotive and engineering parts manufacturers from India are offering services to clients overseas. It is done to encourage the interests of overseas buyers with the intention of purchasing a variety of components from India. Working in sync with the customers requirements and expectations is resulting in an increasing demand of suppliers of automotive and engineering products from India.
For all those who are looking for Indian exporter of car parts there is a range of things to look out for. An oversea customer always finds a risk in buying any car parts from other countries, but there are many companies in India that provides value for money supply after auditing the products for its quality thoroughly. For a machine tool industry, which rely on their products on a supplier it’s important they source them from a trustworthy supplier.
The overseas clients are also seeking a manufacturer of plastic products in India. In India various manufacturing companies of plastic products are popular for their high flexibility and strength. They are created keeping in mind the global client industries that can in the future rely on the supplier from India. They are used in automotive and all other engineering parts.
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Your automotive transmission is a vital part of your vehicle. You therefore have no choice but to have your automotive transmission system repaired when it breaks down. Automotive transmission repair can be very expensive, though, in Tampa and in any other area in the United States. You should, therefore, observe proper automotive transmission maintenance procedures in order to minimize the need for automotive transmission repair or at least postpone it as much as possible. When you do need automotive transmission repair, however, you have to make sure you bring your vehicle only to an auto service mechanic who is the best automotive transmission expert in Tampa. Your car repair mechanic should not just know about diagnostics, auto AC repair or automotive engine and brakes repair. Having the best maintenance and repair support will help you avoid tow truck towing services.
According to reliable auto service mechanics, many automotive transmission diagnostic checks and preventive maintenance procedures can be done by vehicle owners themselves day by day. There is no need to take the vehicle to the auto service shop in Tampa and spend extra for these.
A vehicle owner should regularly inspect the area beneath the vehicle for any puddles or wet spots that indicate the presence of a leak. A vehicle that leaks transmission fluid has a damaged transmission system. The vehicle’s transmission fluid should also be regularly checked with a clean dipstick. The transmission fluid should be allowed to drip from the dipstick to a clean sheet of white paper. The fluid should be a transparent red. If the fluid is dark colored or has dark flakes or metal filings, or if it smells burnt, this means the transmission fluid has oxidized. This should be your signal to immediately bring the vehicle to your Tampa mechanic.
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When the anti-lock braking system was brought to the automotive world, everybody seemed quite amazed by it. Really, even at present, many people are continuously surprised by what this whole invention does. And many car makers are now offering this feature as a standard option in the vehicles in their stables.
Would you imagine? Such a breakthrough in the automotive industry now gives drivers and passengers the chance to feel safe while driving. After all, just imagine that while you drive and you encounter a situation where it might lead you to a crash or collision, the anti-lock braking system, or commonly dubbed as ABS, would now prevent the wheels to lock up while you are braking. This has been created as such so that the driver would still have control of the steering wheel. That way, you can still steer clear of that big old oak tree that seems to have suddenly appeared on your path. And you would not have to rush to the nearest auto parts dealer to order some Ford Festiva parts to replace those that received those nasty scratches and dents on your vehicle.
However, no matter how great the advantages this system has, there are still disadvantages to it. Remember that vehicles equipped with the anti-lock braking system does not emit that screeching sound that has previously become the trademark of vehicles that suddenly have the brakes depressed while running under high speeds. But it was suddenly found out that the screeching brakes without the ABS brakes actually save lives.
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