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Centric Parts brake systems are designed and manufactured for proper fitment, superior performance and long life. Our engineering team understands the challenges installers face, the consistency and fade-free performance racers need and that quality is the foundation for value.
Centric’s award winning catalog series has set the highest standards in the automotive aftermarket. With over 40,000 braking and chassis system parts, we support nearly every make and model of passenger vehicle and medium duty truck manufactured since 1937. We back that up with experienced customer service and technical support that's ready to answer any question.
Centric Parts offers a wide selection of brake friction options to suit various vehicle applications and driving styles. Choosing the correct friction formula for your particular application is essential for optimizing brake system performance and reliability. Centric's engineering team carefully selects and tests each friction compound to ensure proper stopping performance throughout the lifetime of the brake pad. With three in-house brake dyno's and real-time vehicle testing, Centric is the aftermarket leader in brake pads and shoes, and all Centric brake pads comply to current brake friction material legislation.
This innovative and advanced friction line has been developed with the professional technician in mind and addresses key service issues that plague many of today’s professional service technicians and their customers, such as brake fade, weak braking response, and excessive noise.
In developing PQ PRO Disc Brake Pads, Centric Parts combined its legendary first-to-market brake friction development capabilities with cutting edge technology enhancements. PQ PRO is a brake pad line that offers confidence and piece of mind to the technician and delivers safety and comfort to the customer.
PQ PRO features application-specific friction compounds engineered to match or exceed original performance specifications, to ensure reliable stopping power. The pads are enhanced with the addition of a Mu500 friction coating that provides an immediate increase in Mu (stopping power) right out of the box. Advanced multi-layer shims are employed to eliminate noise. Specifically designed hardware is included with each brake pad set to guarantee full restoration of brake system performance, extend service life, and eliminate noise caused by pad vibration. Additionally; Opti-Check Early Warning System provides visual indication of pad service life.
Every set of PQ PRO Brake Pads comes with the 12 Months of “Centric Assured” roadside assistance. If anything, and we mean anything, prevents your car from getting to your destination, Centric Parts will reimburse you for roadside assistance services up to $100. We are confident that PQ PRO will deliver peace of mind for whatever the road may bring.
All Posi Quiet brake pad sets come complete with application specific hardware including stainless abutment clips and retaining clips, where applicable.
Pad vibration is the number one cause of noise or "squealing" associated with braking. To prevent this vibration and eliminate noise, Centric Premium Brake Pads are 100% shimmed. Correct fit of the brake pad in the caliper also works to prevent vibration and noise. Centric Premium Brake Pads have precision cut, or shaved backing plates ensuring proper fit in the caliper body, and feature O.E. style chamfers and gas slots, further preventing pad vibration and noise. Gas slots in the friction material work to improve heat dissipation and eliminate issues with out gassing. All Centric Parts Premium Brake Pads come installation-ready with O.E. style wear sensors attached.
Centric Parts Premium Ceramic Brake Pads feature Positive Mold technology. This O.E. process uses extreme pressure to attach the friction material to the backing plate and provides a more consistent friction material density throughout the life time of the brake pad. Centric Parts Premium Ceramic Brake Pads are scorched to remove impurities left from the manufacturing process in the friction material. Scorching increases friction levels right out of the box and enhances initial pad/rotor bed-in.
Brake pad selection is essential for optimizing system performance and safety. Brake pad formulas are designed to perform within certain temperature ranges and offer various operational characteristics. Centric Parts offers brake pad options that fit every driving style, vehicle type and utilization.
StopTech brakes the law. TACTICAL Police Duty Brake Pads by StopTech feature industry-leading Mu500 Chemically Enhanced Friction Performance and Silent On Arrival™ noise abatement technology. These AMECA-approved brake pads have been specially engineered to provide superior and silent braking performance under the most extreme driving conditions experienced by officers in pursuit and patrol situations.
C-TEK Metallic brake pads offer excellent pad and rotor life while producing minimal brake dust. All Centric brake pads comply to current brake friction material legislation.
C-TEK Ceramic brake pads offer exceptional service life and produce minimal dust.
Centric Fleet Performance brake systems are designed and manufactured to meet the demands of today's working vehicles. Each brake component has been specially engineered to maximize stopping performance in a variety of driving conditions including high-mileage and pursuit driving situations. These pads are specifically engineered to perform in pursuit, rescue, and emergency driving conditions. The Fleet Performance pad can safely stop vehicles from high speeds and will continue to work at very high temperatures.