Ceramic Brake Pads
Ceramic brake pads are the most popular style of brake pad on the market, and it’s with good reason. Ceramic offers a superior rotor bite in comparison to factory pads, and they do this while also offering a quieter braking experience. All brake pads create dust while stopping, but ceramic brake pads create a fine, white dust which is much less apparent than the black dust created by semi-metallic brake pads. Ceramic brake pad dust is also finer in comparison to semi-metallic pad dust, making it less likely to attach the wheel. Also, ceramic brake pads generally will last longer than semi-metallic brake pads. Because of all the previous reasons, ceramic brake pads are the perfect choice for the daily-drive who is also in the market for increased brake performance.
Semi-Metallic Brake Pads
Semi-Metallic brake pads have been around a lot longer than ceramic brake pads, and while not perfect for every truck or car on the road, they still certainly have their place among brake pads. Semi-metallic brake pads contain metal strands. These strands’ braking performance increase as they get hotter, making semi-metallic brake pads ideal for extreme performance applications such as towing or racing. The downside of semi-metallic brake pads is that they can be louder than ceramic brake pads, and they also create a more noticeable dust that is more likely to stick to wheels in comparison to ceramic.
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