SUV Brakes

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 by Tire Rack Team
If you drive an SUV, odds are you have bigger than average wheels and tires. But, have you considered that a bigger vehicle with bigger wheels needs enhanced braking power to bring it to a complete stop? SUV brakes and rotors designed for durability are the answer. Increase overall braking performance with larger rotors and SUV or truck brake pads.

Sound complicated? It's really not. Start your upgrade by selecting a pad that was designed for a truck or SUV, like Hawk LTS brake pads. Then, you'll want to take a look at PowerSlot's Cryo rotors or Brembo's Turismo brake kit which take durability to an entirely different level and contribute to a more aggressive appearance.


      Brembo Turismo Kit


OEM Rotors: What to know when it's time for something new.

Monday, November 16, 2009 by Tire Rack Team
When it comes to OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) rotors, you're either ready to simply replace what's currently on your vehicle or are interested in a performance upgrade.

Brake rotors momentarily absorb heat produced during rapid or repeated stops. This means, of course, that they'll eventually wear out. (Read more.) And on the other hand, many wheels feature an open design that exposes brake components. As a contributing factor to your vehicle's overall performance and appearance, many OEM brakes just don't cut it.

And that's where we come in.

Tire Rack has a full range of brake rotors for you to choose from. We've got OEM replacement rotors and upgrade options in slotted, dimpled and drilled designs from premium brands like Akebono, ATE, Brembo, Hawk and more. Shop by vehicle and we'll make a few recommendations—we'll even help you find an installer.

Need new brake pads?

Monday, October 26, 2009 by Tire Rack Team
We hear you. And if we were driving next to you—we could probably say that literally. Stop the squeal and get new brake pads. With a quick search by vehicle, Tire Rack will guide you to new brake pads. We do, after all, have quite the collection.

Check out what some consumers are saying about their new brake pads:

"The pads are very responsive, they have terrific stopping power, and they have better fade resistance than even the ceramic pads I have tried. I am very satisfied with these pads and would definitely buy them again." Brembo Sport Brake Pads

"After 600 miles of city/highway and a drive through the mountains, I must say that I am very impressed! The bite on them is absolutely phenomenal with very little if any brake fade under hard braking conditions." Hawk HP Plus Race Brake Pads


"They stop every bit as well as a factory pad, they are very easy on the rotors and wear even. The best part is, zero brake dust."
Satisfied Pro Ceramic VS Pads

Ceramic replacement brake pads can help keep your wheels clean.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009 by Gary Stanley
Many BMW owners find their wheels covered in brake dust after only a couple hundred miles of driving. Waxing your wheels can help, but a better solution to consider is installing a set of replacement ceramic brake pads, like the Hawk Performance Ceramic pads

While they do not have quite the level of initial 'bite' as the OE pads, they produce noticeably less dust and a lighter colored dust. I use these pads on my 1995 BMW M3 along with Brembo rotors and I love them. 

Key Features & Benefits of Hawk Performance Ceramic Brake Pads

  • Ultra-low dust
  • Improved braking over O.E.
  • Stable friction output
  • Extremely quiet
  • Extended pad life
  • Increased rotor life