Differnces between ceramic and semi-metallic b

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by dxmah, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. dxmah

    dxmah Guest

    Hi all:
    I'm anticipating the front brake pads on my 2005 Honda Accord Hybrid will
    have to be replaced soon. What's the differences (pros/cons) between
    semi-metallic and ceramic pads? W
    hich one should I consider? Do brand names (e.g. Raybestos) really make a
    difference? Thanks for any input!
    dxmah, Mar 4, 2008
  2. Ceramic last a much longer time and VERY little dust and stop alot
    quicker I love them on my passport almost five years and not much wear
    David P. Naylor, May 3, 2008
  3. dxmah

    Husky Guest

    How many miles have you driven? How hard do you drive? I just did the
    noisy pads on my 04 Civic Hybrid at 115K, but they probably could have
    gone another 30 or 40K. Had bought rears as well, but when I pulled the
    rear drums, the factory shoes still had more lining than the new
    replacement shoes, so I just put the drums back on and returned the new
    shoes to the store.

    If you allow the regen to do most of your braking, you probably don't
    need new pads yet.
    Husky, Jun 11, 2008
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