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SEM METALLIC VS CERAMIC BRAKE PADS IN LUXURY CARS
Your brake pads are perhaps the most critical safety mechanism in your vehicle. Thus, your choice of replacement for Brake Pads is crucial to you and your family’s safety. Never settle for less!

SEM METALLIC BRAKE PADS
Semi metallic brake pads are made of metals including copper, iron, steel, and other composite alloys. They are aggressive on the braking system and damage the brake rotors due to high percentage of metal, so you’ll need to check your rotors more often for thinning.  They also produce more black dust and tend to be noisier than ceramic brake pads due to metal to metal contact between the semi metallic brake pads and the brake rotors. They are not very durable and do not last as long as ceramic brake pads.

CERAMIC BRAKE PADS
These brake pads are made of ceramic materials with copper fibers which helps them conduct heat away from the wheel and increase friction. Ceramic brake pads are noise free and produce no black dust as they metal free. They also put no strain on the brake rotors as there is no metal-to-metal contact between the brake pads and rotors and also last more than semi metallic brake pads. ceramic brake pads are quiet, comfortable, durable pads with ultimate stopping power and high friction materials. The only downside to ceramic brake pads is that they are more expensive than Semi-metallic brake pads.

WHY COMPANIES PROVIDE SEMI METALLIC BRAKE PADS IN YOUR CAR?
There are three main categories of brake pads- Organic, Semi-Metallic, and Ceramic. Ceramic brake pads are the best in terms of quality and performance, but they are more expensive. On the other hand, Organic brake pads are poor in terms of braking performance. Semi Metallic brake pads fall in between and thus companies provide the same in your cars.
A simple example for your understanding- you buy a smart phone from Samsung, and it comes with a charger of 20W. But you can purchase a charger of 30W from the market with faster charging. 

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WHAT ABOUT LOW AND MID SEGMENT CARS?
For low and mid segment cars like Maruti, Toyota, Skoda, Chevrolet, Honda, Volkswagen, Hyundai etc, semi metallic brake pads are a good option as the engine of these cars are not as powerful as premium cars, thus, less braking force is required. Installing good quality semi metallic brake pads in these cars will save you money and wont compromise on performance.

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shock absorber is a mechanical or hydraulic device designed to absorb shock impulses. Most vehicles have one shock absorber for each of the four. Shock absorbers are an integral part of a vehicle’s suspension. A shock absorber is designed to absorb or dampen the compression and rebound of the springs and suspension. They control the unwanted and excess spring motion. Shock absorbers always keep your tires in contact with the road.  When you hit any bump or dip in a road, your vehicle’s suspension and springs move so the tire can stay in contact with the road and absorb the energy.

What role do Shock Absorbers play?

A car shock absorber helps to minimize tire tread wear by stabilizing and controlling the movements of the vehice tire. Tires that are held firmly against the ground and held in position by a firm shock absorber last longer and experience much less tread wear. Depending on road conditions or driving style, a vehicle can go from smooth and controlled to bumpy and erratic in a short period. Shock absorbers stabilize the overall vehicle ride, preventing an excess of vehicle body lean or roll in any one direction, especially when cornering or navigating sharp turns. This stabilization allows for greater vehicle control and stability. On rough and bumpy roads, Shock Absorbers can raise the vehicle with the push of button for greater ground clearance. The main purpose of shock absorbers is to limit overall vehicle body movement, or sway. As a vehicle is driven, the body will move up and down or side to side to various degrees in response to driving and road conditions. These types of vehicle movements are kept in check by shock absorbers.

How do Shock Absorbers work?

The shock absorbers dampen the movement of the springs by converting the spring’s kinetic energy into thermal (heat) energy. This thermal energy is then degenerated in hydraulic fluid. Shock absorbers are an oil-filled cylinder. When your vehicle’s suspension moves, a piston moves up and down through the oil-filled cylinder. The up-and-down movement of the piston forces small amounts of fluid through orifices (tiny holes) in the piston head. Since only a small amount of fluid is forced out, this slows down the suspension’s movement and dampens the compression and rebound of the springs. Shock absorbers are also velocity sensitive. This means that the faster the springs are moving, the more resistance the shock absorber provides.