What is the Best Tire Brand for You? We Can Help!

In a global economy, shoppers have more options than ever at their fingertips. From toasters to tires, products can be manufactured and shipped all over the world at a competitive price. And, when it comes to tires, how can you choose the most reliable and cost-effective brands? Let us help. Over our 32-year history, Tire Rack has developed...  Read More

Stop Easier with Hawk Disc Brake Pads

Not stopping as well as you would like? Hawk Performance Brakes has a brake pad to help improve your braking performance. Hawk makes disc brake pads for sedans, SUVs, light trucks and sports cars. Let's take a look and see which of the Hawk brakes may work best for you.HPS Street Brake PadsDesigned for high speed driving or repetitive heavy...  Read More

Pontiac Brake Pads and Rotors

Last weekend’s project was to replace the brakes on my Pontiac. The O.E. brake rotors and pads had served us well but it was time for something a little better. Over the winters, the rotors had rusted and didn't look as good with the new Elbrus wheels on the car.The nice thing about brake systems (brake pad and brake rotor combination) at Tire Rack is that...  Read More

Ceramic Disc brake Pads: What our customers are saying.

Ceramic disc brake pads tend to lessen excess brake noise and dust, which is a common side effect of semi-metallic brake pads. In addition, ceramic pads handle high brake temperatures with less heat fade while promoting a speedy recovery after harsh stopping. Ceramic disc brake pads certainly are among the best of the best brake components out there, which...  Read More

Akebono ProACT™ Ceramic Disc Brake Pads

Looking to upgrade from conventional brake pads? Akebono ProACT™ ceramic brakes are an excellent option—they even appear as Original Equipment on some of North America's most popular cars, light trucks and sport utility vehicles."I chose these pads because I wanted something better than stock, with little fade, and less brake dust that would not eat up my...  Read More

Ceramic Disc Brake Pads

Brake-generated noise and dust are a common annoyance. It is, however, on that's easy to combat. We have the evolution of brake pad materials to thank for that. Historically, the brake industry went from asbestos to semi-metallic pads. And now, many vehicles are incorporating ceramic disc brake pads (like the Hawk Performance Ceramic pads shown). They...  Read More