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Ceramic brake pad materials are made up of ceramic compounds and copper fibers. This allows for a quicker recovery after stopping and better heat resistance. Ceramic brakes keep the dust, heat fade and wear on the rotors to a
minimum. Ceramic brakes can be used for most any applications from the
family car to the race car.
Metallic brake pad materials are made up of steel material fibers, but they show more dust and a slower recovery after the stop. Beware, there are some companies who are making a cheaper ceramic brake pad by using organic materials mixed with the ceramic compounds. These are less expensive brakes with very little performance or quality.
According to most mechanics, the ceramic brake not only meets and exceeds the required OEM standards, it performs much better than metallic, semi-metallic or "semi-ceramic" pads.
If you are contemplating a change of brake products after reading this...Remember - Ceramic brake products NEED heat to make them work.... Are you travelling fast enough to produce the required amount of heat to slow your vehicle down or stop - - DONT change your brake set up if you only use your vehicle for every day use...GO WITH WHAT YOUR MANUFACTURER ADVISES !!! More safety issues to consider...before making that transistion - Believe me ! -- slick vic - brake guru for a brake manufacturer