Hyundaitech or anyone in the know,
It's getting to be about that time to replace my brakes and I'm
curious what's good to use in terms of either brand or type. I don't
know what the OEM pads were made of (ceramic? composite?
semi-composite?) and I don't think it was written in the owners
My mechanic always puts ceramic pads in there and while they feel
great and don't make noise, I feel after a few months they stop
poorly. In fact, in instances where I have to slam on my brakes, my
car will not screech to a stop but quickly glide to a stop as if the
calipers are not gripping the rotors hard enough to stop wheel
rotation. Essentially, I am still moving. It's worse in wet weather
and I'm concerned about rear-ending someone. Hasn't happened ever but
there's been some close calls. I don't have ABS (IIRC, it was an
option at purchase time) so I know that's not the problem.
I've been debating to not use ceramics as I've read they have less
stopping power. Is it my pads & rotors or is this a bigger problem?
- Thee Chicago Wolf [MVP]