While reducing speed and braking, the steering wheel and the brake pedal start vibrating and sometimes unpleasant noise may be heard. Is it a problem related to the brake system?

Based on the description it may be concluded that it is a problem called juddering. The judders originate as a result of irregularities in designing the friction material. It causes changes in the disc material and at the same time it increases the friction coefficient in its central part. When the given braking processes such…

I live in the mountain area. On my everyday way to work I pass a few mountain sections. I have recently replaced the pads with the new ones. At first, I noticed the loss of efficiency. Why is it happening? Have the pads been fixed inappropriately?

The reason is not inappropriate fixing of the pads. Sometimes, one can experience problems called fading. Fading causes loss of efficiency when brakes are hot. It is the problem connected with the friction material the quality of which is not very good. In order to avoid the problem, it is recommended not to use the…

Are there any sport versions of brake pads?

Yes, but they shall not be used in commercial vehicles. The pads characterize with completely different properties, mostly because of extremely high temperature of discs created by the friction force. The pads are manufactured especially for the type of competition, they are soft and adjusted to the high temperatures due to which they wear very…