There's no one answer to this question, but you want to think about three things before you buy a set of brake pads:
- What matters to you most - performance, durability, or cost? Usually, you can only have two of these.
- What was your vehicle's brake system designed for? Most vehicles were designed for premium grade ceramic pads, but not all.
- What kind of driving do you do? The needs of a daily driven economy car are quite a bit different than a performance sedan or even a mid-size SUV.
Answering these questions is the best way to figure out what pads work for your specific situation. Additionally, when it's time to buy, we recommend focusing on the higher end pads that are rated as premium, performance, or heavy-duty. While there are some exceptions to this rule, generally speaking the best pads cost more.
Of coure, having said all of that, our brake pad experts are standing by to help you find the best brake pads for your specific vehicle. Our team of brake experts has first-hand experience with competition racing, autocross, heavy-duty towing and hauling, and off-roading (including overlanding). If you're not sure about what you need - or want to know more about the differences between different pads - just text, email, or call.