Choosing the right brake for your vehicle is very important. There are several factors involved when purchasing the right brake pads and not all brakes are created equal. First consider your location. Are you an everyday highway driver, or do you drive up and down the mountain everyday? For the minivan that handles carpooling, soccer games and road trips, consider the amount of weight on your brakes.
When shopping for brakes, find out the average life line of the brakes and how often they need to be replaced. Brake life is often misleading by the manufacturer so make sure to ask questions. Your minivan is not racing on the track, so buy brake pads that are suited for your vehicle. Looking for a leader in brake pads? EBC brakes are a leader in low dust brake pads with little fade. The price range varies per application; ask your mechanic or manufacturer for more details before purchasing your brake pads.