Originally developed for racing in the 1950s, disc brakes appeared on production cars soon afterward. By the 1970s, all cars and light trucks had front disc brakes, and today most of these vehicles have them at all four wheels. Disc brakes run cooler than their drum counterparts, making them more resistant to fade, they’re self-adjusting, and less prone to pulling. The friction created by the disc brake pads against the brake rotors stops the vehicle.

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  • Centric® Posi Quiet™ Premium Ceramic Brake Pads
    (8 reviews)
    # sp4626
    Posi Quiet™ Premium Ceramic Brake Pads by Centric®. These pads are manufactured using the positive molding process to assure consistent friction material density throughout the pad for excellent braking performance and extended...
    $20.37 - $93.58
  • Monroe® Ceramics™ Brake Pads
    (4 reviews)
    # sp4327
    Ceramics™ Brake Pads by Monroe®. These brake pads are designed for cleaner and cooler stops on domestic passenger cars, SUVs, severe duty and performance vehicles. A ceramic formulation reduces rotor wear, provides more...
    $19.67 - $65.66
  • Wagner® ThermoQuiet™ Semi-Metallic Brake Pads
    (1 reviews)
    # sp8496
    ThermoQuiet™ Semi-Metallic Brake Pads by Wagner®. Quieter braking, superior stopping power under any conditions, and long pad life – that's what you get with these one-piece brake pads with Integrally Molded Sound Insulators...
    $17.32 - $78.19
  • Bendix® CQ™ Ceramic Brake Pads
    (6 reviews)
    # sp4384
    CQ™ Ceramic Brake Pads by Bendix®. These ceramic pads are designed to meet OE vehicle specifications for fit, quality, and function while providing smooth, confident braking performance and delivering a quieter braking experience...
    $30.82 - $61.09
  • Akebono® Pro-ACT™ Ultra-Premium Ceramic Brake Pads
    (7 reviews)
    # sp4285
    Performance™ Ultra-Premium Ceramic Brake Pads by Akebono®. These pads combine OE quality and fit with application-specific friction formulations to deliver a superior level of braking performance. Innovative ceramic formulations...
    $34.29 - $103.80
  • Centric® Fleet Performance Brake Pads
    (2 reviews)
    # sp4622
    Fleet Performance Brake Pads by Centric®. These brake pads are specially designed to operate under high-demand conditions providing safe stops from high speeds regardless of temperature. With unique para-aramid compounds, these...
    $36.72 - $90.31
  • ACDelco® Advantage™ Ceramic Disc Brake Pads
    (0 reviews)
    # sp10299
    Advantage™ Ceramic Disc Brake Pads by ACDelco®. ACDelco Advantage Friction brake pads feature the fit, form and function of premium aftermarket brakes at a more economical price. The ACDelco Advantage line offers dependability,...
    $15.84 - $44.40
  • Beck Arnley® TRUE Friction™ OE Material Brake Pads
    (1 reviews)
    # sp7859
    TRUE Friction™ OE Material Brake Pads by Beck Arnley®. For one hundred years, Beck/Arnley has been providing premium OE quality parts for vehicles. Beginning with motorcycle parts in 1914 and transitioning to import vehicles in...
    $14.78 - $81.69
  • Bosch® QuietCast™ Premium Brake Pads
    (2 reviews)
    # sp5565
    QuietCast™ Premium Brake Pads by Bosch®. It's certainly no joke when you drive with worn out brake pads as they can cause serious, very expensive problems if not replaced in time. Bosch QuietCast Premium Brake Pads are precision...
    $20.74 - $97.43
  • Centric® Posi Quiet™ Extended Wear Brake Pads
    (1 reviews)
    # sp4625
    Posi Quiet™ Extended Wear Brake Pads by Centric®. With these brake pads, you will experience excellent braking performance along with the assurance that your brakes and rotors will last for many miles. To ensure quiet operation,...
    $26.23 - $156.35
  • Wagner® QuickStop™ Semi-Metallic Brake Pads
    (1 reviews)
    # sp8490
    QuickStop™ Semi-Metallic Brake Pads by Wagner®. Dependable stopping power is what you can expect with these QuickStop Brake Pads offered by one of the leading OE & Aftermarket friction manufacturers. These brake pads are...
    $13.77 - $69.91
  • ACDelco® Advantage™ Semi-Metallic Disc Brake Pads
    (0 reviews)
    # sp10305
    Advantage™ Semi-Metallic Disc Brake Pads by ACDelco®. ACDelco Advantage Friction Semi-Metallic brake pads feature the fit, form and function of premium aftermarket brakes at a more economical price. Tested to SAE2430/SAE2784...
    $16.09 - $65.82
  • Wagner® OEx Ceramic Brake Pads
    (0 reviews)
    # sp12005
    OEx Ceramic Brake Pads by Wagner®. Meet Wagner® OEx - the next generation in Wagner Brake technology. Wagner OEx brake pads provide patent-pending, customized braking designs for pickups, SUVs and CUVs that consistently deliver...
    $46.71 - $51.81
  • Bendix® CT-3™ Ceramic Brake Pads
    (1 reviews)
    # sp4385
    CT-3™ Ceramic Brake Pads by Bendix®. With these pads, you get smooth braking, confident pedal feel, shorter stopping distances, longer rotor and pads life, and reduced brake dust. With the use of thermally bonded high-performance...
    $40.86 - $126.67
  • Power Stop® Z16 Clean Ride Ceramic Brake Pads
    (20 reviews)
    # sp13223
    Z16 Clean Ride Ceramic Brake Pads by Power Stop®. Power Stop brake pads are engineered for noise free braking with dual rubber backed shims that offer 6 times more noise reduction than plain steel shims. The pad surfaces are...
    $22.94 - $67.39
  • Monroe® Severe Solution™ Brake Pads
    (0 reviews)
    # sp4326
    Severe Solution™ Brake Pads by Monroe®. Monroe Severe Solution Brake Pads are ideal for commercial, heavy-duty, and fleet use. They provide high temperature stability and heat fade resistance combined with reduced levels of...
    $36.87 - $77.05
  • Centric® C-Tek™ Ceramic Brake Pads
    (5 reviews)
    # sp4618
    C-Tek™ Ceramic Brake Pads by Centric®. Thanks to advanced ceramic formula, these pads produce minimal dust extending rotor life and providing exceptional braking performance you can trust. They're scorched and shimmed to...
    $11.62 - $38.92
  • ACDelco® GM Original Equipment™ Disc Brake Pads
    (0 reviews)
    # sp10318
    GM Original Equipment™ Disc Brake Pads by ACDelco®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by ACDelco features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is...
    $57.89 - $493.83
  • Bendix® TitaniuMetallic™ II Semi-Metallic Brake Pads
    (4 reviews)
    # sp4389
    TitaniuMetallic™ II Semi-Metallic Brake Pads by Bendix®. With shims and chamfers included, where applicable, these pads by Bendix provide predictable, smooth, and quiet stopping power. Covered with TitaniuMetallic II blue slurry...
    $30.82 - $88.09
  • Advics® Ultra-Premium Ceramic Brake Pads
    (5 reviews)
    # sp5412
    Ultra-Premium Ceramic Brake Pads by Advics®. Thanks to OE ceramic friction formulations, these pads provide smooth, quiet, and safe braking performance, while reducing noise and ensuring better heat dissipation. They feature slots...
    $32.11 - $81.54
  • Centric® Premium Semi-Metallic Brake Pads
    (0 reviews)
    # sp4629
    Premium Semi-Metallic Brake Pads by Centric®. These brake pads are engineered for increased service life while maintaining high friction levels at all operating temperatures. They're highly durable and provide high performance...
    $14.01 - $48.68
  • Monroe® ProSolution™ Brake Pads
    (12 reviews)
    # sp4330
    ProSolution™ Brake Pads by Monroe®. These products are specially engineered to make your ride quieter and safer. The ProSolution Brake Pads utilize premium quality friction formulation and OE-style shim technology that reduces...
    $17.30 - $54.93
  • Centric® Posi Quiet™ Premium Semi-Metallic Brake Pads
    (3 reviews)
    # sp4627
    Posi Quiet™ Premium Semi-Metallic Brake Pads by Centric®. These pads are designed to stop the vehicle with minimal noise and dusting. The parts are scorched to accelerate the break-in process and force any impurities out of the...
    $20.72 - $138.04
  • Wagner® QuickStop™ Ceramic Brake Pads
    (2 reviews)
    # sp8487
    QuickStop™ Ceramic Brake Pads by Wagner®. Dependable stopping power is what you can expect with these QuickStop Brake Pads offered by one of the leading OE & Aftermarket friction manufacturers. These brake pads are engineered to...
    $16.29 - $52.26
  • Akebono® EURO™ Ultra-Premium Ceramic Brake Pads
    (6 reviews)
    # sp4283
    EURO™ Ultra-Premium Ceramic Brake Pads by Akebono®. These pads provide the confident control and responsive performance intended by European car manufacturers. EURO brake pads are created to fit precisely on each vehicle and are...
    $33.59 - $179.60
  • ACDelco® Professional Durastop™ Ceramic Disc Brake Pads
    (1 reviews)
    # sp10330
    Professional Durastop™ Ceramic Disc Brake Pads by ACDelco®. ACDelco Professional DuraStop Ceramic Brake Pads offer outstanding performance and are generally quieter and more durable than competitive semi-metallic pads. D3EA®...
    $27.88 - $101.56
  • Bendix® POLICE™ Semi-Metallic Brake Pads
    (0 reviews)
    # sp4387
    POLICE™ Semi-Metallic Brake Pads by Bendix®. Developed to meet the rigorous performance demands of police fleets, these pads provide a longer wear life, higher fade resistance, while maximizing stopping performance. Unique...
    $42.01 - $54.06
  • Monroe® Dynamics™ Brake Pads
    (1 reviews)
    # sp4328
    Dynamics™ Brake Pads by Monroe®. Dynamics Brake Pads utilize Positive Molding Technology. This unique performance-enhancing feature provides denser friction consistency for better stopping performance and reduced noise and dust...
    $21.22 - $112.80
  • Centric® C-Tek™ Metallic Brake Pads
    (7 reviews)
    # sp4619
    C-Tek™ Metallic Brake Pads by Centric®. Designed to provide consistent braking power without brake squealing, groaning, and vibration, these brake pads also produce minimal dust and prolong rotor life. 100% asbestos- and...
    $8.88 - $45.21
  • Wagner® QuickStop™ Organic Brake Pads
    (0 reviews)
    # sp8488
    QuickStop™ Organic Brake Pads by Wagner®. Dependable stopping power is what you can expect with these QuickStop Brake Pads offered by one of the leading OE & Aftermarket friction manufacturers. These brake pads are engineered to...
    $13.54 - $31.93
  • Bendix® Global™ Ceramic Brake Pads
    (0 reviews)
    # sp4390
    Global™ Ceramic Brake Pads by Bendix®. Take value to a whole new level without breaking the bank with these ceramic pads by Bendix. They meet all OE specifications for fit, form, and function while leaving minimal brake dust and...
    $15.42 - $43.81
  • ACDelco® Professional™ Durastop Semi-Metallic Disc Brake Pads
    (0 reviews)
    # sp10329
    Professional™ Durastop Semi-Metallic Disc Brake Pads by ACDelco®. ACDelco Professional Durastop Semi-Metallic Brake Pads are designed to meet OE standards for fit, form and function, and they are engineered to help resist...
    $29.20 - $193.28
  • Wagner® ThermoQuiet™ Ceramic Brake Pads
    (3 reviews)
    # sp8493
    ThermoQuiet™ Ceramic Brake Pads by Wagner®. Quieter braking, superior stopping power under any conditions, and long pad life – that's what you get with these one-piece brake pads with Integrally Molded Sound Insulators (IMI)....
    $15.17 - $58.07
  • Bendix® Fleet MetLok™ Semi-Metallic Brake Pads
    (0 reviews)
    # sp4386
    Fleet MetLok™ Semi-Metallic Brake Pads by Bendix®. These brake pads come with superior durability and extra performance for vehicles used under rigorous operating situations such as taxis, ambulances, etc. Built tough for...
    $43.16 - $74.40
  • Centric® Premium Ceramic Brake Pads
    (0 reviews)
    # sp4628
    Premium Ceramic Brake Pads by Centric®. These brake pads are manufactured using positive mold technology to provide even wear characteristics throughout the lifetime of the brake pad. The components are scorched to remove...
    $16.06 - $39.70
  • Bendix® Global™ Semi-Metallic Brake Pads
    (0 reviews)
    # sp4392
    Bendix® - Global™ Semi-Metallic Brake Pads by Bendix®. Providing excellent stopping performance at a great value, these brake pads feature proven longevity and durability under a wide range of driving conditions. They meet all...
    $16.32 - $64.31
  • Wagner® SevereDuty™ Semi-Metallic Brake Pads
    (0 reviews)
    # sp12003
    SevereDuty™ Semi-Metallic Brake Pads by Wagner®. These tough brake pads are just the ticket for hard-working vehicles driven in extreme environments. Engineered to meet or exceed stringent testing and quality standards, they...
    $26.13 - $98.00
  • ACDelco® Advantage™ Organic Disc Brake Pads
    (0 reviews)
    # sp10303
    Advantage™ Organic Disc Brake Pads by ACDelco®. ACDelco Advantage Friction Organic Brake Pads feature the fit, form and function of premium aftermarket brakes at a more economical price. Tested to SAE2430/SAE2784 standards, they...
    $17.31 - $27.60
  • Wagner® QuickStop™ Parking Brake Pads
    (0 reviews)
    # sp8489
    QuickStop™ Parking Brake Pads by Wagner®. Dependable stopping power is what you can expect with these QuickStop Brake Pads offered by one of the leading OE & Aftermarket friction manufacturers. These brake pads are engineered to...
    $51.27
  • Centric® Formula 100 Series OEM Brake Pads
    (0 reviews)
    # sp4624
    Formula 100 Series OEM Brake Pads by Centric®. Designed to perfectly fit your vehicle and meet/exceed the exacting standards for OE braking performance, these pads are a true OE formulation, manufactured using OE processes and OE...
    $28.04 - $1,119.69
  • Auto 7® Brake Pads
    (0 reviews)
    # sp4722
    Brake Pads by Auto 7®. Does your vehicle vibrate as you're stopping? Do you hear a screeching sound as you stop? Do you have a spongy pedal? Or is your parking brake useless? Auto 7 has the quality parts to repair your Hyundai, KIA...
    $9.12 - $152.75
  • Beck Arnley® Foreign Branded Brake Pads
    (0 reviews)
    # sp7849
    Foreign Branded Brake Pads by Beck Arnley®. For one hundred years, Beck/Arnley has been providing premium OE quality parts for vehicles. Beginning with motorcycle parts in 1914 and transitioning to import vehicles in the 1950’s,...
    $29.17 - $307.64
  • Motorcraft® Brake Pads
    (2 reviews)
    # sp5407
    Brake Pads by Motorcraft®. Restore the proper braking performance of your vehicle with this premium part. Designed for vehicles driven under normal everyday conditions, Standard Premium brake pads are on-vehicle tested to Federal...
    $25.97 - $378.59
  • Bendix® STOP Semi-Metallic Brake Pads
    (0 reviews)
    # sp4388
    STOP Semi-Metallic Brake Pads by Bendix®. These brake pads are engineered and designed to meet all OE specifications for fit, form, and function while providing safe, consistent, and reliable stopping performance. With specific...
    $25.85 - $27.84
  • Wagner® ThermoQuiet Semi-Metallic Parking Brake Pads
    (0 reviews)
    # sp7199
    ThermoQuiet™ Semi-Metallic Parking Brake Pad Set by Wagner®. Quieter braking, superior stopping power under any conditions, and long pad life – that's what you get with these one-piece brake pads with Integrally Molded Sound...
    $62.15
  • Omix-Ada® Disc Brake Pads
    (0 reviews)
    # sp7198
    Disc Brake Pads by Omix-Ada®. Replace those worn disc brake pads before they get so thin they damage the brake rotors. These semi-metallic brake pads are the same compound as OEM for factory-like wear and stopping power. The...
    $13.00 - $326.24
  • Beck Arnley® Foreign Branded Parking Brake Pad Set
    (0 reviews)
    # sp7850
    Foreign Branded Parking Brake Pad Set by Beck Arnley®. For one hundred years, Beck/Arnley has been providing premium OE quality parts for vehicles. Beginning with motorcycle parts in 1914 and transitioning to import vehicles in the...
    $78.15 - $78.85
  • Centric® C-Tek™ Metallic Parking Brake Pads
    (0 reviews)
    # sp7184
    C-Tek™ Metallic Parking Brake Pads by Centric®. Designed to provide consistent braking power without brake squealing, groaning, and vibration, these brake pads also produce minimal dust and prolong rotor life. 100% asbestos- and...
    $14.56 - $26.75
  • Beck Arnley® Brake Pad Shims
    (0 reviews)
    # sp7846
    Brake Pad Shims by Beck Arnley®. For one hundred years, Beck/Arnley has been providing premium OE quality parts for vehicles. Beginning with motorcycle parts in 1914 and transitioning to import vehicles in the 1950’s, brand...
    $8.10 - $10.74
  • Right Stuff® Brake Pads
    (0 reviews)
    # sp13530
    Brake Pads by Right Stuff Detailing®. For 25 years, The Right Stuff Detailing has been manufacturing and distributing Brake and Fuel systems for classic cars. Specializing in brake lines, fuel lines and disc brake conversion kits,...
    $16.20 - $62.10
  • Carlson® Disc Brake Pad Installation Kit
    (1 reviews)
    # sp5278
    Disc Brake Pad Installation Kit by Carlson®. When replacing brake pads, install this kit. The components included are manufactured using exclusive Quiet Clip Technology, which ensures quiet brake performance. The kit meets the most...
    $5.35 - $14.26
  • URO Parts® Front Disc Brake Pad Wear Sensor
    (0 reviews)
    # sp12763
    Front Disc Brake Pad Wear Sensor by URO Parts®. Brake safely and efficiently with URO. This top-notch brake part is right what you need to optimize braking performance and let your vehicle run as it was meant to be. Manufactured...
    $1.03 - $14.85
  • Centric® Disc Brake Hardware
    (4 reviews)
    # sp4657
    Disc Brake Hardware by Centric®. Designed for your specific application, this kit gives you all the parts needed for a disc brake service, except for brake pads and rotors. All items are manufactured under OE quality standards to...
    $3.46 - $87.39
  • Motorcraft® Disc Brake Hardware Kit
    (0 reviews)
    # sp5404
    Disc Brake Hardware Kit by Motorcraft®. Reusing old and worn hardware when replacing disc brake pads can result in noise, brake pull, brake drag, and uneven pad wear. For a complete repair, install this Motorcraft hardware kit....
    $9.08 - $62.99
  • Carlson® Disc Brake Anti-Rattle Clip Set
    (0 reviews)
    # sp5265
    Disc Brake Anti-Rattle Clip Set by Carlson®. Say good bye to irritating brake noise with this premium set. These components are all you need to get a direct replacement and ensure quiet brake performance. All units are manufactured...
    $2.21 - $25.70
  • Dorman® Disc Brake Pad Retaining Clip
    (0 reviews)
    # sp6580
    Disc Brake Pad Retaining Clip by Dorman®. Dorman’s Disc Brake Pad Retaining Clips are constructed from high-quality materials to support the inboard brake pads on disc brakes. Replacement is essential for stopping the pads from...
    $4.09
  • Carlson® Disc Brake Hardware Kit
    (2 reviews)
    # sp5273
    Disc Brake Hardware Kit by Carlson®. When you are installing disc brake pads, install new hardware to ensure quiet, dependable braking performance. This kit by Carlson makes a world of difference giving you the confidence in...
    $2.88 - $37.08
  • Beck Arnley® Disc Brake Hardware Kit
    (0 reviews)
    # sp7844
    Disc Brake Hardware Kit by Beck Arnley®. For one hundred years, Beck/Arnley has been providing premium OE quality parts for vehicles. Beginning with motorcycle parts in 1914 and transitioning to import vehicles in the 1950’s,...
    $6.90 - $31.31
  • Dorman® Disc Brake Anti-Rattle Clip
    (0 reviews)
    # sp7392
    Disc Brake Anti-Rattle Clip by Dorman®. Dorman’s Disc Brake Anti-Rattle Clip is constructed from high-quality materials for a prolonged service life. Replacement restores the disc brakes to proper operation, helping to ensure...
    $2.33 - $19.19
  • Wagner® Disc Brake Hardware Kit
    (0 reviews)
    # sp9295
    Disc Brake Hardware Kit by Wagner®. Wagner® Brake products deliver improved OE-design products to the aftermarket giving you the capability to repair and improve a brake system with the finest products possible.
    $2.62 - $64.95
  • Bosch® Blue Disc Brake Pads
    (0 reviews)
    # sp15570
    Blue Disc Rear Brake Pads by Bosch®. A new series of brake pads by Bosch is designed to provide superior stopping power, increased pad life, low dust, quiet stops, and great pedal feel. Each brake pad is manufactured using OE...
    $14.82 - $41.38
  • Genuine® Anti Rattle Spring
    (1 reviews)
    # sp15029
    Front Anti Rattle Spring by Genuine®. Are your brakes making noise? Is your vehicle’s stopping power not what it used to be? Brake repairs are not something that can be put off, but before you waste your time and gas running out...
    $1.19 - $35.47
  • Genuine® Brake Pad Sensor
    (0 reviews)
    # sp15031
    Brake Pad Sensor by Genuine®. Are your brakes making noise? Is your vehicle’s stopping power not what it used to be? Brake repairs are not something that can be put off, but before you waste your time and gas running out to the...
    $3.56 - $150.51
  • Genuine® Brake Pad Sensor Cable
    (0 reviews)
    # sp15035
    Brake Pad Sensor Cable by Genuine®. Are your brakes making noise? Is your vehicle’s stopping power not what it used to be? Brake repairs are not something that can be put off, but before you waste your time and gas running out to...
    $36.09 - $63.65
  • Genuine® Brake Hardware Kit
    (0 reviews)
    # sp15061
    Brake Hardware Kit by Genuine®. Are your brakes making noise? Is your vehicle’s stopping power not what it used to be? Brake repairs are not something that can be put off, but before you waste your time and gas running out to the...
    $4.81 - $89.64
  • Genuine® Brake Pad Pin
    (0 reviews)
    # sp15070
    Brake Pad Pin by Genuine®. Are your brakes making noise? Is your vehicle’s stopping power not what it used to be? Brake repairs are not something that can be put off, but before you waste your time and gas running out to the auto...
    $7.66 - $39.18
  • Genuine® Brake Pad Pin Set
    (0 reviews)
    # sp15071
    Brake Pad Pin Set by Genuine®. Are your brakes making noise? Is your vehicle’s stopping power not what it used to be? Brake repairs are not something that can be put off, but before you waste your time and gas running out to the...
    $21.52 - $42.65
  • Genuine® Brake Pad Sensor Clip
    (0 reviews)
    # sp15072
    Brake Pad Sensor Clip by Genuine®. Are your brakes making noise? Is your vehicle’s stopping power not what it used to be? Brake repairs are not something that can be put off, but before you waste your time and gas running out to...
    $2.34 - $6.30
  • Genuine® Brake Pad Set
    (0 reviews)
    # sp15073
    Brake Pad Set by Genuine®. Are your brakes making noise? Is your vehicle’s stopping power not what it used to be? Brake repairs are not something that can be put off, but before you waste your time and gas running out to the auto...
    $36.95 - $605.72
  • Genuine® Brake Pad Shim Set
    (0 reviews)
    # sp15075
    Brake Pad Shim Set by Genuine®. Are your brakes making noise? Is your vehicle’s stopping power not what it used to be? Brake repairs are not something that can be put off, but before you waste your time and gas running out to the...
    $14.48 - $89.22
  • Genuine® Brake Pad Shim
    (0 reviews)
    # sp15109
    Brake Pad Shim by Genuine®. Are your brakes making noise? Is your vehicle’s stopping power not what it used to be? Brake repairs are not something that can be put off, but before you waste your time and gas running out to the...
    $4.74 - $40.26
  • Genuine® Brake Pad Clip
    (0 reviews)
    # sp15120
    Brake Pad Clip by Genuine®. Are your brakes making noise? Is your vehicle’s stopping power not what it used to be? Brake repairs are not something that can be put off, but before you waste your time and gas running out to the...
    $12.89 - $75.25
  • Genuine® Brake Pad Pin Clip
    (0 reviews)
    # sp15129
    Brake Pad Pin Clip by Genuine®. Are your brakes making noise? Is your vehicle’s stopping power not what it used to be? Brake repairs are not something that can be put off, but before you waste your time and gas running out to the...
    $2.30


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Brake pads are composed of friction compound molded and bonded or riveted to a metal backing plate. The friction lining naturally wears with use and the pads must be periodically replaced. Vehicle manufacturers have minimum pad thickness specifications. Many vehicles have wear sensors that alert the driver when the lining is approaching minimum thickness, and some pads have wear indicators that contact the rotor and make noise when replacement is needed.

Although there are many formula variations, friction compounds can be broken down into 3 basic classifications: non-asbestos organic (NAO), semi-metallic, and ceramic. NAO pads are constructed from a combination of organic fibers. In general, NAO pads are gentle on rotors and provide quiet operation, but they wear faster than other types and do not perform well at high temperatures. Semi-metallic pads contain a mix of steel, iron, copper and other inorganic fibers. They provide excellent high temperature performance and fade resistance, but at the expense of more noise and rotor wear, and brake dust creation.

Ceramic pads are a type of NAO pad, but contain ceramic and copper fibers that enable them to work well at high temperatures, with less fade, but at the same time operate quietly and create less rotor wear and brake dust. Look over our selection of brake pads and you’ll see we’ve assembled a wide variety of compounds, so you can get the pads that best suit your wallet, your vehicle, and the way you drive. Whether you’re looking for affordability, long pad life, the best pads for severe duties like towing or hauling, or the least brake dust to preserve your wheels, we have the brake pads you need.

But the brake pads are only part of a complete repair. Quite often noise and uneven pad wear are not the fault of the pads but caused by worn hardware. Parts like clips, springs and shims ensure that brake pads function properly, quietly, and wear evenly. We offer pad sets that come with hardware, as well as individual hardware components and hardware kits that will help you get the job done right so you get the best performance and longest life from your brake pads. In most cases you have to remove these parts to install the pads anyway – install new hardware and get the most benefit from your time and money.

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    Special Tools Used In Brake Service
    In this article, we’ll introduce you to the specific tools designed to be used when replacing brake components and servicing your brake system. Having the right tools BEFORE you start working on your vehicle makes these types of jobs quick, easy, and doable for the home mechanic. It also prevents having to put things back together before the job is finished because a tool needs to be purchased. Owning the right tools and doing the job yourself will save you hundreds of dollars by sparing you a visit to the repair shop – and much more over the course of a lifetime of brake work.
  • Performance Brakes, Pads & Rotors
    Is It Time For New Brakes?
    Squealing noise upon brake application is actually caused by a high-frequency vibration of metal rotors, drums, or brake pad backing plates. Excess corrosion that forms over time on non-contact, outer perimeter areas of rotors and drums is a prime cause because rust is looser and less dense in nature – therefore, more likely to create resonation.
  • Performance Brakes, Pads & Rotors
    Tips To Get The Maximum Life Out Of Your Brake Parts
    If you've had to replace brake pads or rotors on modern vehicles, you know how expensive the parts and labor can be. Because extending your brake pad life puts real money back into your pocket, we offer some tips for those who are interested in doing just that. While it's a general rule that brake pads designed with aggressive grip levels and performance driving will result in faster wear, the following suggestions will help you extend your brake life significantly no matter what type of brakes you have on your vehicle.

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2011 Honda Accord EX-L V6
Look wise. It looks stock (which is what I'm looking for). It works and brakes fantastic, just like the OEM brakes. Plus I'm please with the price.
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2011 Honda Accord
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