Disc Brake Pads

Front & Rear Brake Pads, Pad Sets, Pad Shims

Brake pads provide the primary stopping function for your disc brake system. Vehicles with disc brakes have one set of pads at each wheel. So a car with front disc brakes has four brake pads in the front. The pads press against the brake rotors, creating friction which slows down your wheels and tires. Every time you depress the brake pedal, the pistons in the calipers press against the pads, squeezing them against the rotors, reducing the vehicle’s speed.

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We aim to provide our customers with the finest Disc Brake Pads the industry can offer, which is why we accept no compromise when it comes to the quality. Created by the most reputable names in the industry, such as Wagner, Akebono, Bendix, Monroe, Centric, Motorcraft, Advics, Bosch, Auto 7 the Disc Brake Pads we've gathered for you feature precise design and everlasting durability.

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Each and every time you apply the brakes, the pads wear a little bit more. That’s no surprise since the pads are subject to great amounts of heat and pressure. Just imagine how much force is required to stop a vehicle which weighs, for example, more than 4,500 lb.! That's why brake pads are components which require frequent checking and replacing. Depending on your driving, your ride may need new pads every year.

You should perform both a visual check of pad thickness, and also be aware of any changes to sound and pedal feel. Examine the pads to see how much material remains on the backing plate. Most manufacturers specify pad replacement when the material thickness reaches 3 to 4 millimeters (about 1/8”). Pay attention and listen while applying the brakes. If you hear screeching or scraping noises, your pads may have gone metal-to-metal (all the pad material is gone, and the metal backing plate is now contacting the metal rotor). A loss of stopping power, longer stopping distances, or pulling to one side when braking - all these can be signs of worn brake pads.

Worn brake pads can affect the performance and efficiency of the entire braking system. For instance, worn pads may overheat, and cause other parts of the brake system to also overheat. Brake pad glazing also diminishes a vehicle's stopping capability by reducing the amount of friction which can be applied to the brake rotor. All brake pads produce brake dust; this dust not only makes your wheels and tires dirty, it can be a sign of excessive wear. If you notice any of these symptoms, or any other changes to brake functionality, bring your vehicle to the nearest repair shop for testing and any necessary parts replacement.

Fortunately, there are many brands and styles of replacement brake pads to choose from at our store. If you’re ready to swap your worn-out brake pads for new, well-functioning ones, you are at the right place! No matter what type of brake pad you need, we've got them all. You can find organic pads, which are designed to provide the best stopping power; semi-metallic pads which are heat and wear resistant; metallic pads, which are durable and cost-effective, and ceramic pads, the most modern brake pad material. Don't hesitate when it comes to your safety! Browse our vast range of top-quality replacement brake pads and choose the set that will suit your needs and pocketbook.

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Guides & Articles
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.
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Replacement Brake Pads Reviews
Average rating:54.8 - 111 reviews
2001 Mazda Tribute
| Posted by | (Lenoir City, TN)

The product works and looks like it was installed by a professional car dealer ship. We are very pleased with the rotors and the brake pads. No more going to Mazda and having them installed again! Way too expensive. We are on a fixed income now and this was perfect for us. My husband installed them in our driveway with no problem! Only took about an hour! Thanks CARiD! You saved us a lot of money!!!!!

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