brake pad

noun
a thin block of friction-producing material that presses against a vehicle's brake disc or rotor to enable the wheel to stop.
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brake pad
 
n
the flat metal casting, together with the bound friction material, in a disc brake

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Each time a driver uses their brakes, a small amount of copper and other metals
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However, this law also affects brake pad distributors, retailers and installers.
Drag reduces mpg and results in premature brake pad and rotor wear.
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