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What is the best Brake pad for my Volvo

Updated on August 1, 2013

What are the best Brake pads for my Volvo

What are the best Brake pads for my Volvo? That is a good question. With so many brake pad manufacturers claiming to make the best brake pad for each individual vehicle, how do you choose the best brake pad for a Volvo? Well, we have been installing brake pads on european cars for the better part of 25 years now, and I have to tell you that our #1 choice for brake pads for a Volvo are Akebono Brake Pads. Akebono Brake pads are some of the best high performance brake pads on the market. Ceramic brake pads offer great braking performance, wear well over time and are very lightweight -- all of which are important for high-performance driving. Because they're ceramic, these brake parts dissipate heat well, which keeps performance strong, even after repeated hard stops. They also don't break down very much with repeated use; that means they produce less dust than other types of brake pads -- and the dust that they do produce is lighter in color and doesn't stick to the wheels. Which means no ugly black front wheels on your shiny new Volvo. Akebono Brake pads are a little more expensive than your average local part store metallic pad, but over time you will truly see the benefit of spending that extra few bucks for the Akebono Brake Pads for your Volvo. And if you are a do it type of person, you can look at this full color pictorial and instructional page for replacing the brakes on your Volvo yourself.

Akebono Brake Pads

Akebono Brake Pads, built exclusively for the Volvo
Akebono Brake Pads, built exclusively for the Volvo

AKEBONO EURO ULTRA-PREMIUM BRAKE PAD SETCERAMIC -- 4 pad system; Includes electronic wear sensor and high-temperature resistant moly lube; Contains the same materials, engineering, quality standards, and advanced technologies used to create OE ceramic brake pads; Made from 100 percent asbestos free and rotor-friendly formulation to prevent rotor thickness variation and pedal pulsation complaints; Precision-fit that is remarkably sensitive to every unique wheel architecture for superb function and rotor compatibility; Powdercoated to resist corrosion; Features precision-fit steel backing plates and a harmonically dampened design which maximize control of noise, vibration, and harshness to provide safe, quiet, clean, and dependable braking; Chamfered and slotted to further enhance NVH control; Comes with fitted shims to aid noise abatement and prevent shim migration; Post cured to ensure highest initial effectiveness requiring no break-in procedures but exclusive only for front formulations; Restores vehicle braking performance to its ideal and optimal specifications for a consistent and smooth stopping power over a wide range of driving conditions; Ultimate upgrade for OE semi-metallic or low-metallic brake pads.

Volvo Brake Squeal

With Akebono Brake Pads, the squealing will be eliminated. With the highest performance brake pad you can get for the Volvo, reduced dusting, and eliminated squealing, the Akebono Brake Pad is by far a superior Brake pad for your Volvo.


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    • hardlymoving profile image

      hardlymoving 7 years ago from Memphis, TN

      I agree that Akebonos are great pads. Aisin is also entering in the after market brake pad arena and I believe they are OEM suppliers. Any thoughts on the European Ferodo Ceramics? They're a major OEM supplier.

    • Gefforyt profile image

      Gefforyt 7 years ago

      Thank you for your kind words. I come from a family of automotive technicians. Its in our blood.

    • earnestshub profile image

      earnestshub 7 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      A very nice hub my very smart mechanical friend!

      You know your stuff!

      I will be reading all your hubs and have become a follower. Welcome to hubpages, we need more like you.

      I voted it up and useful, which seems to be the only one suitable for our car hubs.