Performance Brake Pads

Ceramic, Low Dust, Towing & Racing Pads

The importance of brake pads is hidden from you until they begin to break down. Most modern brake systems will have two brake pads on each disc, and when the brakes are required the pads will be pushed towards each other. When they meet at the disc, they will apply pressure and friction, and the complex chemical result will allow you to slow the vehicle as gently or as harshly as you need to depending on the situation.

We aim to provide our customers with the finest Performance 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 Brembo, EBC Brakes, Baer, HAWK, Akebono, PowerStop, Chrome Brakes the Performance Brake Pads we've gathered for you feature precise design and everlasting durability.

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When you do need to replace your brake pads, or any other component on your vehicle, or you want to add some of the latest accessories, you know CARiD is going to have exactly what you need. We have everything at fantastic prices so you get the value for money you deserve, and our wide range means you can find exactly what you are looking for.

Brake pads are made of a very wide range of different substances and the search is still on to find the perfect compound. Older pads used asbestos but because of the health effects most will now use materials like ceramic, steel, broken glass, and many more, and some will use a combination of all of the above. Each material is packed tightly into the pad to form a hard compound almost like steel, and each time you use your brakes a small amount of it will be worn away and turned into brake dust. While there is no perfect material, each one is suited to a different style of driving.

When your brake pads reach a certain age, they will begin to wear out, and this is where the problems will begin to occur. The smaller amount of compound left on the brake pad, the less efficiently they work, and they can reach the point where there is metal contacting metal every time you try to use the brakes. Of course, this causes serious problems and means you cannot stop the vehicle anywhere near as well as you could before. However, prior to this extreme example, you will be warned with a few different symptoms.

The symptoms are quite easy to notice because they occur every time you use the brakes, and they include things like noise and vibrations. If you notice that the brake pedal is vibrating or pulsating when you try to apply the brakes harshly, this can mean you need to replace your brake pads. If they are becoming loud, then this is another sign. Most importantly, if your vehicle is not stopping as quickly as it used to, or if you have to put your foot down a lot further on the brake pedal to make it stop, then you should seriously consider replacing your brake pads soon.

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Performance Brake Pads Reviews
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2002 Jaguar X-Type
| Posted by | (Cleveland, NY)

So I purchased the set of front and rear red stuff pads along with the USR Slotted Rotors. They were packaged nice and upon inspection I was excited to install. The overall install went well with this product and I had no issues. I install all my own brake components and even someone installing for the first time could handle. Once installed I took it out for a drive and was amazed at how quickly they brought the car to a stop. I have since driven almost 1000 miles and the coating they put on the pads for brake in had worn off, they stop even better now. The other day I was on the highway and someone decided to come to a complete stop in front of me and these rotors and pads brought me to a stop quick from 70. I know for a fact my old pads would not have done that. Very impressed with the quality and performance I have received so far. No noise from the rotors is a plus also!

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