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Autofactors carry an extensive stock of brake pads for all Ford vehicle
models. So if you are looking for brake pads for your Ford please call our parts hotline at (01)
408 9042 today for the best value available anywhere, plus next day express delivery of your Ford brake pads to any
destination throughout Ireland.
What are Brake Pads?
function of your vehicle's brake pads is to to take the the brunt of the
frictional force necessary to stop your vehicle. In a normal disc brake
system, when you put your foot on the brake pedal this activates a hydraulic
line that squeezes callipers against the discs of the car's tyres. Pads
are situated between the callipers and the discs to absorb the energy
and heat, and to provide enough grip to stop the vehicle.
It is the friction between
the pads and discs that is the key element to stopping the vehicle in
a disc brake system. However over time however the brake pads of a car
wear down and will compromise driver safety. Most brake pads sold today
are usually semi-metallic such as copper, brass, and steel wool shavings
held together in a resin. As they are largely metallic and with normal
use, they can last for thousands of miles. Brake pads often have special
pieces built into them to deliberately create a grinding noise as they
wear out. This is a safety feature to alert motorists to have them replaced.
If the pads are not changed quickly enough eventually the exposed metal
of the calliper may carve out a channel in the brake disc. In such an
event the entire disc must either be replaced or turned. In some cases
your mechanics may be able to shave off a thin layer of metal from the
disc to remove minor grooves.
New brake pads can be replaced
in a few hours if the vehicle owner has the tools and the patience to
perform the job. It is important to apply a special lubricating grease
between the new pads and the callipers to avoid a horrendous grinding
noise. The callipers may also have to be readjusted to accommodate the
thickness of the new brake pads.
If you need
to order replacement Ford brake pads please contact MC's today.
Order Ford Brake
Pads From MC'S Ford
our Parts Hotline now
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Unit 10 The Westway Centre
Phone: +353 (0)1
408 9042 / 465 8607
Mobile: +353 (0)85 805 4725 or 085 211 1896
Fax: +353 (0)1 450 4063