How to rate your new brake pads

Choosing the right brake pads

When it comes to vehicular safety, the only thing stopping your car from an eminent collision with an obstacle or another car is your brakes, and having a good set of brake pads like NiBK kits from JNBK Corp., could play a major role in actually avoiding such accidents occurring.

Many aftermarket brake pad manufacturers simply use just one material across the board for different applications; as such it results in reduced performance in some cases. JNBK Corporation use a number of different formulations in the NiBK range individually preselected for each vehicle class. We have compiled this guide to enable drivers understand all aspects of brake kit works and help them to pick the best brake pad for their cars.


Breaking Force - stopping power

Always remember a brake pad must not only create sufficient grip on the rotor but the grip must remain constant throughout without being wildly affected by the rotor's temperature. A good brake pad like NiBK should give you a grip that's equal to your pedal touch for a nice and sensitive feel whenever you slam on the brakes, this is crucial especially in today's heavy traffic conditions.

Brake Fade - losing a brake in an emergency situation

Perhaps one of the most commonly over looked factors when it comes to traffic accidents whereby the vehicles could not stop in time; your brakes must be heat resistant or able to dissipate heat quickly in case of emergency braking manoeuvres. To test how good your brake pads fare against brake fade, drivers can try it by applying multiple emergency brakes while moving fairly quickly downhill. Your brake pads must work for you even on the very last brake in an emergency situation or when you drive down a very steep hill.

Damage to Brake Rotor - care of your total repair cost

Some brake pads are too abrasive and as such will actually damage your car's brake rotors over time, this could even lead to expensive repair costs should your rotors become so badly damaged they become unusable. Hence it is important to look out for a non-abrasive brake pad like those NiBK made on a non-abrasive base that should allow you to use the same rotor for all of your car’s life.

Noise and Vibration - frustrating everyone

Many times, drivers usually change their brake pads when the brakes emit a loud screeching noise whenever they brake, but did you know that this noise could also be generated by incorrect installation of the brake pads or poor brake rotor condition. For optimum performance, even the smallest of parts like the shims, sliding clips and pins have to be properly installed and lubricated with the correct grease like the NiBK - anti-squeal grease which comes with each NiBK Brake Pad Set.

Life Expectancy - longest drive is not always the best choice

The biggest concern with many drivers is how long are the brake pads going to last. Hard and abrasive brake pads tend to be able to run longer distances but the damage they cause to your rotors far outweigh the savings incurred. An NiBK set of brake pads from JNBK Corporation should allow you to drive about 40,000km before they are worn out. But this is also dependent on your driving style and the current condition of your rotors.

Brake Dust - makes your rims and streets environment dirty

Brake pad dust usually forms your rims because manufacturers use steel fiber with carbon graphite as a lubricant in their friction material when producing brake pads. Others just use clay or normal soot; these components contribute to increased brake pad dust making your rims appear dirty. Dustless brake pads like NiBK are costlier to produce but are beneficial to drivers not only aesthetically but also for health reasons.