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Types of Brake Pads Quiz
by Staff
When purchasing brake pads, there are several different types from which to choose. How knowledgeable are you when it come to differentiating between different types of brake pads? Take this quiz to find out!

Which of the following is not a real type of brake pad?

  • Organic brake pad
  • Ceramic brake pad
  • Plastic brake pad

What is another name for organic brake pads?

  • Earth brake pads
  • Non-asbestos brake pads
  • Natural brake pads

Organic brake pads are ideal for which types of vehicle?

  • High-performance vehicles
  • Small vehicles
  • All vehicles

What is the downside of using organic brake pads?

  • They wear down easily
  • They create a lot of dust
  • All of the above

Ceramic brake pads are ideal for which types of vehicles?

  • High-performance vehicles
  • Small vehicles
  • All of the above

Why are ceramic brake pads so expensive?

  • The dissipate heat well
  • They don't wear down easily
  • Their dust doesn't stick to tires
  • All of the above

Which is the most common type of brake pad?

  • Ceramic brake pads
  • Metallic brake pads
  • Organic brake pads
  • None of the above

What material are typically found in metallic brake pads?

  • Iron
  • Copper
  • Steel
  • All of the above

Why are metallic brake pads so popular?

  • They are cheap
  • They are durable
  • All of the above

What is the downside of using metallic brake pads?

  • They negatively impact fuel economy
  • They wear down easily
  • They are aesthetically unpleasing