ACDelco SEMI-METALLIC DISC BRAKE PADS

ACDelco Semi-Metallic Brake Pads

ACDelco Semi-Metallic Disc Brake Pads are formulated with steel strands to provide strength and conduct heat away from the rotor’s surface while offering quality braking power. Also, hardware clip kits are included where applicable.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

• Semi-Metallic formulas provide safety and reliability for a range of vehicle applications.
• Basic shims, slots, and chamfers help to diminish noise, vibration, and braking harshness.
• No curing or machining required; ready to be installed right out of the box.

SIGNS OF WEAR AND TROUBLESHOOTING

Brake pad signs of wear include:
• Chirping, grinding, or squeaking noises when braking.
• Difficulty stopping the vehicle.
• A low or sinking brake pedal.
• Brake pedal pulsation (not to be confused with normal ABS operation).
• Vehicle pulls to the left or right when brakes are applied.

GOOD MAINTENANCE PRACTICES

The following inspections and maintenance procedures can help prevent potential brake problems:
• Check brake fluid levels at every oil change. Replace fluid according to owner’s manual recommendations.
• Calipers and wheel cylinders should be checked every brake inspection and serviced or replaced as required.
• Inspect the brake lines for rust, punctures, or visible leaks (You may be able to do this, but consult a qualified technician if necessary).
• Check the thickness of your brake pads.

The following should be conducted by a qualified technician:
• Inspection of the brake hoses for brittleness or cracking.
• Inspection of brake lining and pads for wear or contamination by brake fluid or grease.
• Inspection of wheel bearings and grease seals.
• Parking brake adjustments (as needed).

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: Do I have to replace all my brake parts when replacing my brake pads?
A: No. However, it is a good idea to inspect them for wear-out, cracking, leaking, etc.

Q: Do I have to replace my brake pads after a certain amount of time?
A: No. However, it is a good idea to inspect your brake pads at each tire rotation.