Performance Disc Brake Products Organic Ceramic Pads for Chevrolet Cobalt 2005-2009.
Unfortunately, none of us really think of the disc pads on car until there is a problem. Problems can be detected early on and taken care of before they cause more damage or lead you into an accident. Some early warning signs are a squeaking noise when you come to a stop, or a car that doesn't seem to stop as quickly as it used too, or you hear a chattering sound accompanied by a bumpy feeling. So now you need to fix this problem, but you have no idea what kinds of pads are out there. Well, let's discuss the different types of disc pads so you have a basic idea before you go shopping.
Disc pads are the component that contacts and applies pressure and friction to the vehicle's rotors. This pressure is what slows and stops the vehicle.
The weight of your Chevy Cobalt and how fast you're traveling puts stress your disc pads every time you step on the brake pedal. Disc pads slowly grab the metal disc called a rotor until your Cobalt slows or comes to a complete stop. Choosing the right disc pad type along with a performance rotor is one of the better performance enhancements you can put on your Cobalt.
The average car today will probably have metallic disc pads that grab the rotor. Metallic disc pads are composed of iron, copper, steel and graphite mixed together and bonded to form the pad. Another type of disc pad is the non-asbestos Organic disc pad. No, they are not made out of vegetables. They contain natural materials such as glass, rubber and resins. Another product added to some of the Organic pads is Kevlar. These pads when disposed of won't pollute the environment and are a much easier product to dispose of during this time of concern for the environment.
The next type of disc pad is quite expensive, and it is a ceramic disc pad again this disc pad comes in contact with the rotor. Ceramic disc pads are more for high performance vehicles, such as race cars and trucks. However, installing ceramic disc pads and a slotted rotor on your Cobalt for performance is not out of the question. Ceramic pads and slotted rotors are very light weight which would be an advantage for arriving at top speeds and quickly. But if you are just an average person needing to get to work, store, school, etc. your choice would probably be between the metallic pads and the non-asbestos organic pads, and a drilled rotor.
Now, at least you will have a basic knowledge of pads and rotors before you replace them.
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