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So it is time to replace your brake pads, but you are unsure if you should go for ceramic brakes pads or do you opt for metallic?

Have you ever heard anyone debate McDonalds vs. Burger King? It can get pretty heated. McDonalds has better fries. Burger King’s Whopper can’t be topped. McDonalds wins the ice cream battle, but Burger King does chicken better. Whatever your opinion is, both restaurants have their pros and cons. The same argument can be made when deciding on brake pads so you really need to figure out what is best for your driving needs.

Ceramic brake pads dissipate heat better for less brake fade. They tend to run quieter than metallic pads and they create less dust too. These pads are geared to your more casual driver and can cost a bit more.

If you are looking for heavy-duty towing brake pads than metallic pads are probably what you are looking for. Metallic brake pads are more aggressive than ceramic and they tend to be less expensive as well.

Sometimes people are in need of a brake pad that can really take a beating. Extended Ware pads are tough enough for a fleet service and handle daily stresses with ease. They also tend to be gentle on your rotor for extended brake life. Mechanically attached shims leave these pads almost silent so you don’t have to worry about annoying screeching coming from your brake pads.

For performance drivers that are looking for an alternative to metallic brake pads you can look into ceramic brake pads that are made specifically for performance driving. These pads are made for serious street or track driving.

There are many options out there so it is important to really know what kind of driving you will be doing. Purchasing the wrong brake pads can just lead to bigger issues and more money out of your pocket. As mentioned before every pad comes with its pros and cons so you just need to figure out what necessities you need from a brake pad and what cons you are willing to live with.

Once you determine the type of brake pad is best for your make sure to do your research on what brands are the most economical and provide the best quality.

What type of brake pads do you use and what pads have really let you down in the past? We’d love to hear from you.

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