Reader Questions Just wondering if you could recommend what type of brake pads to put on my car. I’ve read about ceramic and regular and was just wondering if the ceramic are better or not ?
You need to stick with what the car came with or start changing out a few parts in order to switch types of brake pads. So if your car came with Semi Metallic, you should stick with them…if it came with an Organic type of pad you should stick with it.
Semi metallic, will last longer but sometimes will squeek or make noise. Organic are softer and usually wont make noise like metallic.
Ceramic pads are designed to last as long as metallic but are as quiet as organic…they cost more, so you have to decide if the extra cost is worth it.
If you are hard on brakes, pull heavy loads or just want a beefier pad…get the ceramic. If you “just drive” like a normal person, you probably won’t get the benefit from the extra expense of ceramic brake pads.
Austin C. Davis