BMW Brake Pads & Brake Pad Sensors
BMW brake pads are constituents of disc brakes which converts the kinetic energy of your ride to the thermal energy by friction. It actually works through a very fine layer of its own material to generate a viscous friction borderline which then generates the real braking force. Basically, in a disc brake applications there are two BMW brake pads per disc rotor or can say that every commute vehicles feature two brake pads for each caliper. BMW brake pads are steel supporting plates in which the frictional material is bound to the surface as it has to face the disk brake rotor. BMW brake pads can be made up of asbestos or organic or semi-metallic materials for they prove to be environmental friendly, less prone to wear, less noisy and excellent stopping capability. Faulty BMW brake pads may produce squealing sound when contacted with rotor only when there is no more frictional material left on the surface. Sometime it may happen that the dirt or the moisture on the brake pad may also contribute to this squealing sound.
Just like brake pads your BMW is installed with brake pad sensors to ensure the safety while riding on the road. BMW brake pad sensors are basically mounted on the rear or front wheel assembly nearby the brake caliper. BMW brake pad sensors are constructed from different compounds which include non-asbestos organic compounds, semi-metallic compounds, ceramics, and carbon. BMW brake pad sensor is a U-shaped copper wire which turns on the LED indicator on the dashboard of your luxury. The BMW brake pad sensors always count the exact rotation of the wheels and can be easily seen at the fixed wire of the brake pads. As mentioned earlier, the BMW brake pad sensors can be found on the rear or front wheel assembly hence are also referred as a rear sensor and a front sensor.
If you drive at a high speed and are pushed to cut through the city traffic, then it is always wise to spend on high-quality BMW brake pads. With the help of such component of braking system you may efficiently stop your ride even when you are driving at high speed. As BMW brake pads and BMW brake pad sensors are important for a smooth performance of brake that is why you should always choose a durable and trusted brake pad for your luxury as they have to perform task which is tough and stressing.
These auto parts are relatively less expensive and therefore should get replaced at the given period of time. Few other factors which may indicate the same are the brake pad friction material and the way you drive your luxury. Missing or ignoring a due BMW brake pad or BMW brake pad sensor replacement may ruin the entire braking system of your BMW. Moreover, both of the components i.e. the BMW brake pad and the BMW brake pad sensor should always get replaced only in pairs, that is either changing the complete front axle or rear at the same time.