Hmmm. Pep Boys pads. Squeaky brakes. Well, you've gotten what you paid
for. Manufacturers do a much superior job of constructing the pad and
designing the friction material to reduce squeaking. Most also use some
combination of shims and grease to reduce the squeaking.
The up side is there's probably nothing wrong with the pads. The down
side, of course, is that you must put up with the noise or try a different
set of pads.
Pep Boys sells Raybestos as their No.1 line:
Then a generic, made by BPI, which is owned by Dana Corp. Which owns
Raybestos, and if you used Raybestos, look for problems elsewhere, like in
the calipers not sliding on the mounts to the full return position.
Raybestos is the leader in OEM brake friction suppliers.
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