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BUYING BRAKE PADS

When it comes to staying safe on the road, your vehicle's brakes play a vital role. Proper vehicle maintenance and timely brake replacement is essential to ensuring safe stopping distances and avoiding accidents.

What Are Brake Pads?

  • Used on disc brakes, brake pads squeeze the rotor and create the friction needed to stop your vehicle.
  • Disc brakes have been commonly used on new vehicles for the past 20 years, although some smaller cars still use drum brakes on the rear.
  • With time and usage, brake pads accumulate wear and tear - eventually, to the end of their service life. Regular checks and paying close attention to warning signs (i.e. squeaking, loss of stopping power) will help you determine when your brake pads need to be replaced.

Which Brake Pads are Right For You?

Standard

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  • Basic brake pads provide the safety and stopping power you need at an affordable price.
  • Standard pads meet original equipment requirements.
  • Includes ProStop pads.


OE Replacement

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  • Engineered for the specific make and model, original Equipment (OE) replacement pads use application-specific materials and friction formulation to reduce noise-causing vibration
  • OE Pads provide an upgrade in performance over standard pads without a significant price increase
  • Includes Wagner QuickStop pads


Premium

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  • Provide patent-pending customized shape and slot designs to create turbulent airflow
  • Platform-specific shapes deliver up to two times longer pad life and reduced rotor wear
  • Includes Wagner Thermo Quiet and Wagner OEx pads


Ultra-Premium

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  • Ultra-premium brake pads use OE validated friction material and vehicle specific formulas. They are also rotor friendly for extended rotor life
  • The best of the best for drivers looking to get the most out of their driving experience
  • Includes Akebono pads


Severe Duty and Performance

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  • Engineered for vehicles driven in extreme environments, higher temperatures, and heavy loads
  • Severe Duty and Performance brake pads meet or surpass strict testing and quality standards for a variety of makes and models due to their dependability and durability
  • Includes EBC and Wagner Severe Duty pads


Brake Kits

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  • Features two performance rotors and matching ceramic pads
  • Kits are pre-matched and make ordering easy thanks to applicable hardware and ceramic lubricant
  • Includes Power Stop and EBC pads


Brakes play an essential part in safe driving, and if you're not experienced at changing your own brake pads, the experts at Pep Boys are here to help. Stop by your local store to find the right pads at the right price and have them installed today.

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