Brakes, Rotors & Pads Buying Guide

Upgrading your vehicle’s braking system can seem like a daunting task. But in reality, it’s simple when you have the brake buying guides below. If you’re stumped on which accessories to buy, our help guides will point you in the right direction. Want to bolt on a burly brake mod, but don’t know how yet? No problem, we’ve got you covered with the installation guide that will have your vehicle up and running in no time. We even have in-depth technical brake articles, which is perfect if you want to learn how brake components work.

New to Brake Systems? Start Here

How to Shop for Brake Pads

How to Shop for Brake Rotors

Top 10 Brake Pads: Types of Performance Pads

Want to know what brake pads stop the fastest cars? If so, you’ll like how we review our top 10 best-selling brake pad brands and their features in this article.

Drilled vs. Slotted Rotors - What are the Best Brake Rotors?

Install Guides & How-to's

How to Install Brake Pads

Finding the perfect set of brake pads also means installing them. Lucky for you, we put together a list of steps to simplify your performance brake pad installation.

How to Install Brake Rotors

Replacing brake rotors can be a tricky task. But, after reading our guide on How to Install Brake Rotors, you’ll have them swapped out in no time.

How to Bed in Brake Pads

No matter which style of pad you choose, they won’t last if you don’t install them properly. So, make sure to follow our guide on How to Bed in Brake Pads.

How to Bleed Brakes & Change Brake Fluid

Air bubbles in your braking system can be dangerous. So, if you loosened hoses or fittings while replacing pads, you’ll need our guide to bleeding brakes.

How to Install Stainless Steel Brake Lines

Advanced Topics & Comparison Articles

Drum Brakes vs. Disc Brakes

Brake Shoes vs. Brake Pads

Posi Quiet Ceramic Brake Pads

Ceramic vs. Semi-Metallic Brake Pads