Best Original Equipment Replacement Rotor? Stop and Take a Look to See if Centric is Right for You!

Many vehicles are offered with optional sport packages which usually include upgrades to the engine, wheels, tires and braking system. When replacing your current rotors be sure you're getting the same level of performance from your new rotors. Centric takes the guess work out of purchasing Original Equipment replacement rotors.     If you own a performance...  Read More

StopTech Rotors and Pads Now Available

For those looking for increased braking performance, we now offer the StopTech line of brake products, including a wide variety of rotors and pads for various fitments. The StopTech SportStop Drilled Rotor is for use with stock calipers, carriers and lines. StopTech also offers a cryogenicallytreated rotor that can last up to three times longer than...  Read More

Gift Certificates for the Car Nut in Your Life

Did you know that Tire Rack has gift certificates available for purchase? They're a great gift idea for that person you can't quite decide what to give. You can purchase gift certificates in any denomination from $25.00-$5,000.00 and have them sent via U.S. mail (3-5 days) or if you're a last minute shopper, the certificate can be emailed directly to the...  Read More

Cost-Effective Quality Brake Rotors from Centric

As a sales specialist at Tire Rack, I get the opportunity to test all of the tires we sell. This includes performance auto tires, Passenger All-Season tires, truck tires and more. Occasionally, I like to step outside the box and review products that don't catch as much attention on our test track as the tires. It's nice being able to recommend all products...  Read More

Say "Ah-Tay" for Brake Rotors

As soon as you see ATE PremiumOne® Rotors, you know they’re different. A distinctive set of elliptical grooves have been machined into the rotor face. A satin silver coating covers the entire rotor. The patented RotorLife® Elliptical Groove Wear Indicator and MetaCote® protective coating deliver performance and convenience unequalled in other rotor lines. Th...  Read More

Squeaking Brakes?

Here are a few steps to help prevent squeaking in your brakes: 1. Grease the slide pins and use appropriate lubricants on all brake components. 2. Do your brake pads have noise abatement? Good brake pads have pre-installed shims to defend against vibration in the pad. Tapered leading and trailing edges on the surface of the pad also prevent...  Read More

Turning Rotors. Should I or Shouldn't I?

As spring nears, many drivers wonder if they should replace their rotors, or simply turn them? To address this question, there are a few basics to consider. Technically speaking your brakes are an energy transfer device. They take the force of your vehicle and absorb it into the braking system, causing heat from the friction. The bigger the "heat sync" or ...  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

Brake Fluid Maintenance

Look through the maintenance schedule in the average owner’s manual and you probably won’t find a specific change interval for brake fluid. But, just because no specific time or mileage recommendations for ­replacing brake fluid exist, doesn’t mean you should ignore it, especially if you are using your car for competition purposes.   As a rule of thumb, the...  Read More

Looking to replace your brake rotors? Take a look at DBA 4000 Series rotors.

What makes the DBA (Disc Brakes Australia) rotors special? Hard braking that is done during repeated stopping on the street or the track builds a lot of heat into the rotor. This can cause brake fade and the rotors to eventually warp. Heat is the number one enemy of rotors and brakes. DBA brake rotors combat heat with a unique design called the Kangaroo Paw. T...  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

New brake pads require a bed-in. Know what that means?

If you recently purchased a new set of brake pads, you'll want to make sure you observe the bed-in procedures specifically outlined by each manufacturer (click for details). But before you get to that point, you'll need to make sure those brake pads are installed correctly. We can recommend an installer, or you can do it yourself if...  Read More

Ate brake pads and rotors for high quality replacement brakes.

Looking to upgrade from conventional brake pads?  The Ate (Ah-Tay) brand has been developed by the Continental Teves' group which is responsible for many outstanding original equipment braking and stability control systems. Among these OE applications are the BMW 3-series and Mini Cooper.   The pads incorporate vehicle specific formulations which provide...  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

Hawkish on Brakes

Are you looking for better stopping power, lower noise and dust, less pad and rotor wear? Then you need to get "Hawkish" about your brakes. Hawk Performance brake pads have been successful in motorsports for almost 20 years. SCCA, NASA, CART and NASCAR are just a few of the many professional and amateur racing organizations worldwide whose participants use...  Read More

What Speeds Up Must Slow Down, Don't Forget the Brakes

Don't overlook your brake system when upgrading your vehicle with performance parts. Tire Rack has a number of brake pads and brake rotors available to fit the needs of your driving style. If you prefer replacement brake pads similar to the Original Equipment pads or something with a little more performance or event track pads, Tire Rack has them available...  Read More

Stopping Your Oversize A/T Tires or M/T Tires

Need better brakes for your oversize All Terrain Tires or Mud Tires that you can't slow down fast enough? Give Hawk Performance brake pads a try. I have a Toyota 4Runner with 33X12.50X17 All Terrain Tires on it. Stopping the vehicle on 33" tires with the stock brakes was a challenge at times. Hawk Performance HPS pads offer 20-40% more stopping power over...  Read More

How to Choose Brake Components

We all know how important your brake components are to the overall safety of your vehicle. But when it comes time to purchase new brake components, the correct choice can be painfully unobvious. At Tire Rack, we do everything we can to help you through the process. You can search our inventory according to your vehicle, after which we'll create a customized...  Read More

Brake Squeak!

Are you having issues with your brakes squeaking? Is it time for a replacement or are they fairly new?Let's start with the possibility that they need to be replaced. Often the manufacturer of your brake pad will add metal clips that cause squealing or squeaking to occur when the pads are worn. If this seems to be the case, time for new brakes. Here is a...  Read More