Ceramic brake pads are a popular upgrade for performance cars and sports cars. They have a high coefficient of friction, which means they can stop better than your stock brake pads.
Ceramic brake pads are also known to be very quiet in operation. Unfortunately, there are some drawbacks to this type of brake pad that many people don’t know about.
The first thing people notice when installing ceramic brake pads is how quiet they are compared to stock or semi-metallic brake pads. They’re so quiet that some people think they’re faulty and return them to the dealer for replacement! So what’s going on here?
The reason these ceramic pads are so much quieter than other types is because they don’t generate as much heat during use. This means less chance for noise from squealing brakes, but it also means less stopping power when your car needs it most.
Last modified: November 23, 2022