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If you spend any time driving an electric car, you know that they very rarely use their conventional braking systems. One-pedal driving or not, the powerful electric motors that drive the vehicle also stop your EV in most situations. While that sounds great for brake life, it also poses new challenges for EV owners. Here are those electric vehicle brake problems, and how the folks at NRS Brakes can help you avoid them.
If you’re driving an electric vehicle, especially a high-performance model like the Tesla Model S, its easy to get used to the one-pedal driving experience that most EVs offer. Using the electric motors to stop and slow the car is such a neat trick compared with traditional braking systems. So you might be thinking that your EV doesn’t need high performance brake pads, especially when it comes time for replacement.
Automotive brakes haven’t changed much in nearly a century. Decades ago, engineers came up with a great system, and have largely stuck with it. With the dawn of electric vehicles, automakers had the opportunity to reinvent the system. But they decided not to. Instead, they made small changes and improvements, but left the core parts the same. Take a break and learn how brakes, how EV brakes are different, and why NRS galvanized brake pads are the perfect choice for electric vehicles.
Aside from getting rid of your fuel bill, one of the big benefits of an electric car is when it comes to trips to the service center. Less maintenance and less use of your brake pads mean you’re saving money even beyond the cost of fuel. But because your EV uses your brakes differently than a conventional vehicle, your EV has potential service issues that a gas car might not. Here’s what that problem is, why it happens, and why NRS-EV galvanized brake pads are the right choice for your EV.
Whether you’re a seasoned shade tree mechanic, or a newbie just looking to get your feet wet, brake pad replacement is one of the best maintenance procedures you can do yourself. All it takes is a jack, some jack stands, a few basic hand tools, and of course, your replacement pads and pad hardware. In just the span of an afternoon, you can take your car from squealing, ineffective braking to like-new stopping performance, and you can save a substantial chunk of money doing it.
Your car’s brakes have a tough job, especially the brake pads. If you can’t remember the last time you changed them, chances are, you’re due. But how much cash do you need to set aside for some shiny new pads, and how much should that brake pad replacement cost?
Own a commercial vehicle or a commercial fleet? You’re going to want to listen up.
That’s because this April, one lucky AutoGuide reader is going to win a complete set of front and rear brake pads for the commercial vehicle of their choosing, courtesy of the folks at NRS Brakes. For a chance to win, all you have to do is fill out the entry form here.
Brake pads are one of the most overlooked, but vital, parts of our vehicles’ health. Every time you use your car’s brakes, it slightly wears away the brake pad friction material. Over thousands upon thousands of stops, that wear adds up. Once the pads get to a certain thinness, it’s time to replace them. So how do you know when you’ve reached that point?
Thanks to its toughness, durability, and heat-handling properties, steel has long been the material of choice for building automobile braking system components. In fact, steel is used to create many parts of your car’s braking system—including its brake rotors, brake calipers, and components of the all-important brake pad.