TOMEX, the manufacturer of brake pads and shoes
Brake pads and discs
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FAQ – Find out more
Are there sport versions of brake pads?
Yes, but they should not be used in commercial vehicles. These pads have completely different properties, primarily due to the extremely high disc temperatures generated by the frictional force. Such pads are manufactured specifically for this type of competition, they are softer and adapted precisely to high temperatures, so they wear out very quickly.
Does having ABS condition the purchase of other brake pads/shoes?
Very often ABS brake systems have different disc brake callipers and it is necessary to purchase brakes that are suitable for the car model.
How long should new brake pads be “bed-in”?
Standard brake pads should be bed-in for at least 300 km, not braking sharply but rather progressively and softly. In pads where scorching (heat treatment of the friction material) is used, bed-in is not necessary as this process eliminates the fading phase, i.e. the loss of effectiveness when the brakes are hot.
How to brake to extend the service life of brake blocks and shoes?
There is no general rule for that. Brakes are the guardians of our safety and we should not be stingy when it comes to them. In the mountain cycle, engine braking can sometimes be used, which will result in less pad wear.