Braking System – Stop With Confidence
Not all brake pads are created equal...
Genuine Mitsubishi Brake Pads/Shoes undergo rigorous testing to ensure optimal operation on your vehicle. Testing is conducted by Mitsubishi Engineers who know your vehicle inside out. Who better to test and develop your brakes?
When brakes are applied, the disc brake pads contact the disc brake rotor to slow the vehicle. A new brake pad has approximately 10mm (0.39 inches) of pad material, which wears down through friction when braking. When the brake pad thickness becomes 2mm (0.08 inch) or less, metal wear indicators will emit a squealing sound to warn the driver. Driving your vehicle when the brake pads are below the 2mm thickness increases the chances of doing damage to the braking system components through metal- to-metal contact. Metal-to-metal contact is both costly to repair and a serious safety concern.
The disc brake calipers apply pressure to the brake pads, which in turn apply pressure to the brake rotors, stopping your vehicle. This action not only wears the pads over time; it can also wear the disc brake rotor surface. This wear is normal and can be seen as grooves showing around the circumference of the rotor. During brake application, the thickness of the rotor is also reduced and once the thickness reaches a minimum amount the rotors should be replaced.
Severe or abusive braking can also cause the rotors to warp or crack. This can be seen on the face of the rotor as small cracks or “hot spots” and can only be repaired with replacement of the rotors.