Want the Best Brake Pads Without the Excess Dust? Ceramic Pads May Be the Answer.

The biggest complaint most drivers have about their current brake pads is dust. We've all been there before with the black, greasy looking build-up on our wheels. The build-up occurs most dramatically in the front as that's where the majority of a vehicle's stopping power is generated.   All brake pads will produce dust as they wear, however there are some...  Read More

Need the Best Braking Power for Autocross or Lapping Days? Consider Dedicated Track Only Brake Pads.

Upgrading a vehicle's braking system is one of the easiest ways to increase driving performance and decrease lap times for any track event. The most common mindset a driver has is: "I need to make my track car go faster," but top-speed or acceleration is only half of the battle. Just because a track car is the fastest doesn't mean it'll finish first.     The...  Read More

Looking for BMW Brake Pads?

Many BMW owners have a love-hate relationship with their factory brake pads. The factory pads provide excellent modulation and stopping power, but they produce a lot of dust. The black, metallic dust quickly coats your wheels, and if you don't clean them regularly it can damage the finish of your nice alloy wheels. When brake pads wear down, we often...  Read More

Replace Brake Pads with Hawk

I recently upgraded my wife's GMC Envoy to larger 20" tires and wheels (SUVrims). And while everything initially looked great, I found the vehicle was in need of brake pad replacements. Turns out the new wheels I installed were much heavier than the original 17" wheels and the change (along with wider and heavier tires) were too much for the stock brake pads...  Read More

Ceramic Brake Pads Are the Secret to Cleaner Wheels

Many enthusiasts and drivers are discovering the joy of low-dust ceramic brake pads. While most ceramic pads have a less initial "bite" compared to higher performance brake pads, ceramic pads produce a light colored dust that is much less noticeable and less likely to stick to the wheel. Ultimately, this leads to wheels maintaining a cleaner appearance...  Read More

Choosing the Right Brake Pads

With all the talk about horsepower, torque, 0-60 times and top speed, what often gets overlooked is the performance of a vehicle's braking system. Let's face it, how important is 600 bhp and a 0-60 in 2.9 seconds if your car takes a country mile to stop? This may be obvious to some, but ask yourself when was the last time you saw a commercial for a car or...  Read More

Full Line of Brake Pads Available from Hawk

Every day I receive calls from motorsport enthusiasts keen to get back out on the track this summer season. Although wheels, tires, horsepower and suspension components are very important (and often times more fun), it is important to remember what is stopping your vehicle.Paying close attention to your brakes will not only improve your lap times but more...  Read More

Stop right there! Get new brake pads for your vehicle.

Grinding, squealing, long stopping distances? It could be time for new brake pads. Tire Rack can help with a wide array of pads and rotors for most vehicles.Ceramics give the lowest noise and dust, but won't increase stopping power. The Akebono Pro Act Ceramic Pads are a great option in the ceramic line-up.  Available for many applications and...  Read More

Replacement Brake Pads for Acuras

Tire Rack offers aftermarket replacement brakes for many vehicles including Acuras. You can improve stopping power, dusting and noise with great pads from Akebono, Satisfied and Hawk Performance.For low dust and noise options: Akebono ProACT Ceramic A great direct replacement. Akebono Ceramic Technology (ACT) helps reduce noise, harshness and vibration.  Sati...  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

Hawk Brake Pads for Your Honda Civic

Hawk Performance offers several performance levels of brake pads for Honda Civics. If you are a casual driver and do not push your car to its limits then you should take a strong look at the Hawk Performance Ceramic Brake Pad.This pad will offer improved stopping power over the factory brake pads and since they are ceramic they will not produce any dark brake...  Read More

Hawk Brake Pads for Your Light Truck or SUV

Hawk Performance brake pads are excellent replacement pads for light duty trucks and SUVs. Hawk Performance LTS Brake Pads have a Ferro-Carbon Compound that was developed utilizing polymer research and carbon fiber processing. Take a look at some of the key features and benefits of the Hawk Performance LTS Brake Pad.Smooth engagement Extremely fade resistant Lo...  Read More

Acura Brake Pads at Tire Rack Stop Smoothly

Meet your stopping needs with brakes and brake rotors available for your Acura. Don't worry about picking the wrong products. We check every order before we ship it out and offer lots of user reviews on the brake system products we sell. And our search results by vehicle will only generate a list of products that are specifically a fit for your vehicle.Use...  Read More

Gimme a Brake, Hawk!

Tire Rack offers many different automotive products, including brake pads.  Hawk HT-10 Track Only Pads Hawk HPS Street Pads Hawk LTS Truck/SUV Pads Whether you're looking for Hawk HT-10 Track Only Pads for your Porsche 911, or Hawk HPS Street Pads for your Chevy Impala, or a pair of Hawk LTS Truck/SUV Padsfor your Dodge Ram 1500 Quad cab, we have something for...  Read More

Hawk Brake Pads: The Best for Your SUV

What brake pads would be the best for my SUV? If the application permits, I always suggest the Hawk HP SuperDuty Brake Pads or the Hawk LTS Brake Pads. With a vehicle this size, you want extra stopping power. The Hawk HP SuperDuty Brake Pads are designed to give you excellent stopping power especially when you are towing a heavy payload. The Hawk LTS Brake...  Read More

Hawk Brake Pads for Your Performance Car

Are your brakes a little tired? Looking for high performance pads for your sports car? Try the brake pads that I always use: Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads. Hawk Performance is the Original Equipment recommended performance brake pad upgrade for Chevrolet Corvettes and is an accessory performance brake pad supplier for Mazda, Nissan and Hyundai. They also...  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

You have to watch out for more than just the other drivers on the track.

Michelin Pilot Sport Cup Tires. Check. Hawk Blue 9012 Track Only Brake Pads. Check. Forged Racing Wheels. Check.A day booked at the track. Ahhhhhhhh. Bliss. The smell of hot brakes, tires and engines. Old, bald men going through their midlife crises and standing around their new Porsches and BMWs comparing the size of their tires and scratching their...  Read More

"It's a Jeep Thing" Brake Time

As with any modification, there are always going to be changes in the performance of the vehicle. While the Dick Cepek wheels and BFGoodrich tires look and perform great, the braking system on the Jeep is now a little slow to stop the extra rotating mass. A simple upgrade on the front brake pads should be enough to bring it back to the stock or better ...  Read More

Centric Rotors: Quality at a good value

I recently replaced the brake rotors and pads on my everyday driver. The car has 100,000 miles on it so I was looking for a good value. After doing my research on Tire Rack website, I decided on the Centric Premium rotors. I am very glad I made the choice. It is a definite upgrade from the previous brake package. And with the addition of Hawk brake pads,...  Read More