Definitions for "BRAKE PAD"
Keywords:  friction, caliper, clamps, pad, disc
The component in a disc brake system which is fitted with brake lining and clamped against the brake disc to cause friction.
The disc brake part that needs to be replaced periodically. Pads consisting of friction material are bonded to metal plates (sometimes called disc brakes).
The component which is pressed against the brake rotor in an automotive disc brake, comprising a layer of friction material mounted on a steel plate. Two are used per wheel, placed opposite each other in the caliper so that the brake rotor is squeezed between them.