A set of genuine GM brake pads can mean peace of mind in stop-and-go traffic. Their simple job is to put pressure on your brake rotors. This creates the necessary friction to slow your car or truck and bring it to a complete stop. There are more than a few kinds of brake pads to choose from, depending on what GM vehicle you drive. They range from organic and ceramic to metallic and carbon fiber. Cars can use almost any of these. Motorcycle brake pads, on the other hand, are most often either ceramic or organic. Truck brake pads usually come either metallic or ceramic. Sports cars use specialty variants called performance brake pads, often comprised of carbon fiber or ceramic made specifically for dissipating heat. Determining when to change brake pads is simple. Do it every 40,000 to 50,000 miles or so. Otherwise, look for the signs of needing to replace them. They'll often show up well before your brakes fail. One symptom is excessive surface wear. If you step on your brake pedal and your brakes whine or screech, this is probably the problem: your brake pads might be thinner than the quarter-inch necessary to work right. Another good indicator is when your brake warning light illuminates, and parking brake is off. Yet another sign is vibration when braking. This probably means your brake pads are wearing unevenly because of warped rotors. Grinding noises usually mean the worst-case scenario: brake rotor damage in real time. Luckily, figuring out which set of brakes pads fit your GM vehicle is straightforward. The best for any replacement job is OEM. They come compatible with your car, truck, SUV, or van. Place your order here online at our auto parts counter today!