Changing Honda Civic Brake Pads

Not all Honda Civic brake pads are the same. In fact, there is a vast difference in quality and lifespan of your Honda Civic brake pads depending on which brand of brake pads you choose to install.

Do you find yourself cleaning your wheels every other day because there's a new layer of metallic colored dust on them? Well, the amount of dust, the color of the dust, and the harmfulness of the dust all vary depending on which brake pads you choose to install on your Honda Civic (or any car for that matter).

Lower quality (and consequently cheaper) Honda Civic brake pads are made of materials with a metal base, or organic materials. Generally these types of brake pads will wear unevenly, causing problems sooner than if you were to go the slightly more expensive route and buy ceramic Honda Civic brake pads or Kevlar brake pads.

The image above is a worn metallic brake pad. As you can see, the rivets along the pad are caused by low construction quality and can cause further damage to your brake assembly than is really necessary. The picture below is a picture of a worn Honda Civic brake rotor caused by the uneven wear and tear of using metallic or organic brake pads.

Basically what you're looking at is the result of using low quality metallic or organic brake pads. You know when people say "Do it right and do it once", they really mean it. Since these rotors are so badly riveted and damaged, the new Honda Civic brake pads won't contour as well with the current rotors and the most wise choice would be to replace the rotors as well. Now this is turning into an expensive project, right? Well when it comes to brakes, I am very serious. It doesn't matter how fast you go if you can't stop.

Quality comes first in my book. If you're changing your Honda Civic brake pads then you should definitely follow my advice, especially if you are into racing. Speaking of that, please do society a favor and keep your racing to the track. I've had too many friends die in car accidents caused by street racing.

If you don't know exactly what kind of Honda Civic brake pads you should buy, I'll try to point you in the right direction. EBC makes an extensive line up of Honda Civic brake pads. They also make Honda Civic brake pads in all different types of materials. The cheap ones can be anywhere from $20 to $50, depending on where you purchase them. The higher quality brake pads such as Kevlar Honda Civic brake pads, or Ceramic Honda Civic brake pads run from $70 upwards of $100 for a set.

EBC Redstuff Ceramic pads reduce dust emitted by OEM pads by approximately 80 percent and reduce rotor wear so that rotors and pads last longer whilst delivering great brake performance. Low dust EBC Redstuff Honda Civic brake pads are for fast street use and targets High HP imports, muscle cars, and prestige European cars. EBC also has a 12 month 10,000 mile (non wear and tear) warranty on all their Honda Civic brake pads.