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Nissan Maxima Brake Pad Set

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$80.79 List Price $95.33 Save $14.54 Availability: In Stock
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EBC – REDSTUFF CERAMIC BRAKE PAD SETS

Redstuff ceramic brake pads by EBC offer track mid-size passenger cars and muscle cars a dramatic boost in their vehicle’s braking power – up to 30 percent – without the annoyance of brake dust or brake fade. EBC, top manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket braking components for daily drivers and race cars, holds several patents in braking technology that benefit not only the motorsports industry but also the solar, military and railroad industries.

  • Can take hard braking conditions at high speeds and produce hardly any brake dust
  • Eliminates brake fade and dramatically lengthens the life of vehicle’s brake discs/rotors
  • Meet s/exceeds factory quality standards
  • Compatible with EBC GD Sport/USR slotted rotors or Premium brake rotors
  • Extremely fast pad – made for muscle cars, passenger cars and sport compacts
  • Can improve braking power by as much as 30 percent
  • Is EBC’s flagship brake pad product for street cars
  • SKU#: E35DP31666C
  • Brand: EBC
  • Fit Note: Sedan, FWD
  • Product Fit: Direct Fit
  • Quantity Sold: 2-Wheel Set
  • Recommended Use: Street Performance
  • Anticipated Ship Out Time: 1-2 Business Days
  • Asbestos Free: Yes
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Fits the following Nissan Maxima Years:
  • 2004-2008 | 6 Cyl 3.5L | SE, SL
Rating: (see review/s)

"The pads had to be slightly adjusted but it turned out to fit fine." posted by: Sissy on November 25, 2012

"These were nicely priced they look great stop my Maxima very well and are produce less dust that the stock brakes. I just had to paint my calipers red after installing these. My only problem was when paired with fairly cheap rotors (see pic) they squeak when wet. They still stop very well better than stock." posted by: Big D. on October 23, 2012 view all 5 reviews

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CENTRIC PREMIUM SEMI-METALLIC BRAKE PADS

Centric Premium Semi-Metallic Brake Pads with shims are manufactured using the same positive molding process used by leading automotive manufacturers. Centric Premium Semi-Metallic Brake Pads with shims provide superior stopping power with minimal dusting and noise. These brake pads are formulated for increased service life while maintaining high friction levels at all operating temperatures.

Features:

  • High friction level at all temperatures
  • 100% shimmed
  • Stable friction performance across wide temperature range
  • Positive Mold technology
  • 100% asbestos and copper free compounds
  • Precision cut backing plates
  • High anti dust capability
  • Application specific OE style shims
  • SKU#: CE300.09050
  • Brand: Centric
  • Product Fit: Direct Fit
  • Quantity Sold: 2-Wheel Set
  • Recommended Use: OE Replacement
  • Anticipated Ship Out Time: 1-2 Business Days
  • Asbestos Free: Yes
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Fits the following Nissan Maxima Years:
  • 2009-2013 | 6 Cyl 3.5L | S, SV
  • 2004-2008 | 6 Cyl 3.5L | SE, SL
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"Ordered front and rear brake pad set recieved well before time in good packing. My mechanic told me that these are very good quality and So far it is running good. Also the price is very good." posted by: VK on August 13, 2012

"No squeeking or noise from these pads. They will do." posted by: on April 10, 2009 view all 2 reviews

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AKEBONO PRO-ACT ULTRA-PREMIUM BRAKE PADS, CERAMIC, 2-WHEEL SET

Make your brakes feel like brand new with Akebono Pro-ACT Ultra-Premium Brake Pads, the ultimate upgrade for OE semi-metallic and organic brake pads. As the aftermarket's only OE-validated pads, Pro-ACT offers high-caliber braking performance, produces minimal dust so as to keep wheels clean, and exhibits incredible pad wear resistance so that you don't have to visit the repair shop for replacements for a long time. Moreover, they boast of a harmonically damped design and have chamfers, slots, and precision-fit steel backing plates to maximize control over noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH). On top of all these, front Pro-ACT Pads are post-cured and heat-scorched to maximize initial braking effectiveness - no break-in required!

Features:
  • Asbestos-free
  • Low-dust and long-wearing vehicle-optimized formulation
  • Harmonically damped, chamfered, slotted, and shimmed for NVH control
  • Causes only minimal rotor wear to prolong rotor life
  • Backing plates are powdercoated black for corrosion resistance
  • Includes high-temperature resistant moly lube


  • SKU#: AKACT905
  • Brand: Akebono
  • Product Fit: Direct Fit
  • Quantity Sold: 2-Wheel Set
  • Recommended Use: OE Replacement
  • Anticipated Ship Out Time: Same day - 1 business day
  • Asbestos Free: Yes
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Fits the following Nissan Maxima Years:
  • 2009-2014 | 6 Cyl 3.5L | S, SV
  • 2004-2008 | 6 Cyl 3.5L | SE, SL
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"I provided this review a month after installing the brake pads. They seem to be of good quality but the real test will be in at least a year out and determine how well they hold out to use. All in all I would expect a good product." posted by: Mready on September 6, 2011

"I've instaled these on Nissan Murano 2004 SL, and they fit as expected. Performance seems to be as good as performance of the original set." posted by: PeterM on June 13, 2010 view all 3 reviews

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BENDIX CQ BRAKE PADS, CERAMIC, 2-WHEEL SET

Bendix CQ Brake Pads are designed to meet OE specifications while utilizing non-asbestos organic (NAO) ceramic technology. Formulated to generate less performance-inhibiting brake dust, these pads provide smooth braking and greater stopping power. Additionally, most CQ Pads feature shims, chamfers, and slots to mirror or improve upon OE noise insulation design.

Features:
  • Asbestos-free
  • Low dust formulation
  • Integrally molded
  • Chamfered
  • Slotted

This brake pad set does not include shims.

  • SKU#: BFD905
  • Brand: Bendix
  • Product Fit: Direct Fit
  • Quantity Sold: 2-Wheel Set
  • Recommended Use: OE Replacement
  • Anticipated Ship Out Time: Same day - 1 business day
  • Asbestos Free: Yes
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Fits the following Nissan Maxima Years:
  • 2009-2013 | 6 Cyl 3.5L | S, SV
  • 2004-2008 | 6 Cyl 3.5L | SE, SL
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HAWK PERFORMANCE – HPS SEMI-METALLIC BRAKE PAD SETS

Replace your worn out brake pads with HPS semi-metallic brake pads by Hawk Performance and expect as much as 40% better stopping power, better longevity, virtually no brake dust and you can feel good that you’re not killing the planet with toxic compounds. Hawk Performance supplies the automotive and motorsports industries with high-end braking products and accessories including pads, rotors and calipers and utilizes state-of-the-art green technologies to serve the automotive and motorsports industries.

  • Betters your stopping time/response by 20-40 percent
  • Exclusive Ferro-carbon formulation
  • Produces almost no brake dust or noise and last longer than factory brake pads
  • Made with clean, green materials for reduced pollution and dust
  • OEM-style replacement pads
  • Increases safety of vehicle and braking performance
  • HPS – high performance street – caters exclusively to street vehicles
  • Come in sets of 2
  • Backed by a limited lifetime warranty
  • SKU#: HFHB268F665
  • Brand: Hawk
  • Product Fit: Direct Fit
  • Quantity Sold: 2-Wheel Set
  • Recommended Use: Street Performance
  • Anticipated Ship Out Time: 2-3 business days
  • Asbestos Free: Yes
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Fits the following Nissan Maxima Years:
  • 2002-2003 | 6 Cyl 3.5L | GLE, GXE, SE
  • 2001 | 6 Cyl 3.0L | SE 20th Anniversary Edition
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"Put these Hawk HPS pad on my 2000 Nissan Maxima. They're a big improvement over the Akebono orig. equipment pads. These pads really stop the car well, using less pedal pressure and brake better as the pads get hot, unlike the ceramics I've had in the past that fade the hotter they get. They do make a little more noise than the ceramics, but well worth the trade-off in my opinion. There is no squeaking or squeal and dusting is low. I put the LTS pads on my Tacoma truck previously and very happy with them also. Bottom line: Best pads I've used yet." posted by: Philhawk on June 12, 2012

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POWERSTOP – Z16 EVOLUTION CERAMIC BRAKE PADS

Replacing brake pads is an investment, so choose Z16 Evolution ceramic brake pads by PowerStop and enjoy 20 percent more stopping power, a lot less dust and noise – and they’ll last longer too. PowerStop Extreme Performance Brake Systems, a team with over 200 years of combined automotive experience, is a world-renowned leader in brake technology and product development.

  • Offer 20% increase in stopping power over competitive brake pads
  • Widely preferred by automotive technicians
  • Low dust formula
  • Shims feature dual rubber layers instead of steel for 6 times less noise
  • Backed by an unmatched 3-year warranty for rotor cracking
  • Surfaces are thermal-scorched for fast break-in
  • Special formula preserves rotors and keeps wheels cleaner
  • Fabricated utilizing positive mold technology for uniform friction density across pad
  • Meets and exceeds factory specifications
  • SKU#: P15161374
  • Brand: Powerstop
  • Quantity Sold: 2-Wheel Set
  • Recommended Use: Street Performance
  • Anticipated Ship Out Time: Same Day or Next Business Day
  • Asbestos Free: Yes
  • Notes: Shims
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Fits the following Nissan Maxima Years:
  • 2009-2013 | 6 Cyl 3.5L | S, SV
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BECK ARNLEY PREMIUM BRAKE PADS, ORGANIC, 2-WHEEL SET

Restore the performance of your braking system with Beck Arnley Premium Brake Pads. These long lasting brake pads are made to be of exact fit and ready to install right out of the box. More than this, these pads are post-cured so that you don't need to have them broken in any more.

Features:
  • Chamfered and/or slotted depending on OE design
  • Formulated from rotor-friendly non-asbestos organic (NAO) friction materials
  • Post-cured so there is no break-in required
  • Pad assemblies are integrally molded and feature smooth-edged backing plates
  • Precision-fit construction virtually eliminates noise and reduces dust output
  • With chemically and mechanically bonded shims


  • SKU#: 082-1370
  • Brand: Beck Arnley
  • Product Fit: Direct Fit
  • Quantity Sold: 2-Wheel Set
  • Recommended Use: OE Replacement
  • Anticipated Ship Out Time: Same day - 1 business day
  • Asbestos Free: Yes
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Fits the following Nissan Maxima Years:
  • 1989-1994 | 6 Cyl 3.0L | GXE, SE
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BOSCH QUIETCAST PREMIUM BRAKE PADS, CERAMIC, 2-WHEEL SET

Replace worn-down OE brake pads with Bosch QuietCast Premium Brake Pads. These have the same material type as your original pads, but boast of advanced platform-specific formulation to ensure top braking performance. They are also sculpted to match the chamfers and slots of the OE design, if any. Additionally, these feature rubber-core shims that are heat and pressure cured between two layers of steel to ensure excellent rubber-to-metal bonding that results in noise reduction, increased strength, and corrosion resistance. With Bosch QuietCast, you are assured of reliable braking performance that is pleasantly noise-free.

Features:
  • Asbestos-free
  • Integrally molded Unimold design
  • Laminated OE-style rubber-core shims
  • Advanced ceramic formulation brake pad material
  • Powdercoated backing plate
  • Synthetic lubricant included


  • SKU#: BSBC969
  • Brand: Bosch
  • Product Fit: Direct Fit
  • Quantity Sold: 2-Wheel Set
  • Recommended Use: OE Replacement
  • Anticipated Ship Out Time: 1-2 Business Days
  • Includes: Caliper mount lubricant
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Fits the following Nissan Maxima Years:
  • 2004-2008 | All Engines | All Submodels
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AC DELCO DURASTOP BRAKE PADS, CERAMIC, 2-WHEEL SET

Ensure long-term braking safety with AC Delco DuraStop Brake Pads. The DuraStop line utilizes friction material compounds that suit specific vehicle applications, creating unique friction formulations that provide reliable stopping power over a wide range of operating temperatures and conditions, produce less dust, and last longer. Shims, slots, and chamfers are combined with pads that are made for applications that need extra noise abatement. Additionally, among the many products available in the market today, these pads are the most thoroughly tested by independent quality assurers for braking effectiveness, noise/vibration/harshness (NVH), and durability. All in all, this means that you can expect excellent and quiet stopping performance for a long period of time.

Features:
  • Vehicle-specific ceramic friction formula
  • 100 percent asbestos-free
  • Produces less dust
  • Powdercoated backing plate ensures professional protection and appearance


  • SKU#: AC17D969C
  • Brand: AC Delco
  • Fit Note: With Front Disc Brake, Car
  • Product Fit: Direct Fit
  • Quantity Sold: 2-Wheel Set
  • Recommended Use: OE Replacement
  • Anticipated Ship Out Time: 1-2 Business Days
  • Asbestos Free: Yes
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Fits the following Nissan Maxima Years:
  • 2004-2005 | 6 Cyl 3.5L | SE, SL
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NPN Brake Pads

The NPN OE formulated brake pads are designed and manufacturing to original equipment specifications, assuring superior quality and fit.

  • OE-Equivalent and Direct Fit application.
  • Manufactured using OE application specific formulas.
  • Organic blended compound.
  • Low noise and reduced vibrations.
  • Shimmed, chamfered, and slotted to match O.E. design
NPN Pads are formulated using Positive Pressure Molding Technology that guarantees the flattest mating surface, providing extended pad life and ultra smooth quiet operation.

Warranty Information: 12 month - 12,000 mile limited warranty.


  • SKU#: W0133-1634206
  • Brand: NPN
  • Fit Note: Nissan has updated this brake pad design to incoporate screw-retained pad hardware on 2 of the pads. This change occurred on Maxima models between the '88 and '89 models years. Nissan pad # 44060-D3590 and our equivalents D1166D and D1166M do not have the threaded retaining hole. Nissan pad #44060-65E90 and our equivalents ACT464, D1174D, D1174M, ISD464, SNP519P and 139-43-42 DO have the hole. 65E90-style pads (with hole) can be used in place of D3590-style pads (without hole), but not vice versa., Production: -08/1988, Nissan has updated this brake pad design to incoporate screw-retained pad hardware on 2 of the pads. This change occurred on Maxima models between the '88 and '89 models years. Nissan pad # 44060-D3590 and our equivalents D1166D and D1166M do not have the threaded retaining hole. Nissan pad #44060-65E90 and our equivalents ACT464, D1174D, D1174M, ISD464, SNP519P and 139-43-42 DO have the hole. 65E90-style pads (with hole) can be used in place of D3590-style pads (without hole), but not vice versa., Production: 07/01/1989-, Production: 07/1984-, Nissan has updated this brake pad design to incoporate screw-retained pad hardware on 2 of the pads. This change occurred on Maxima models between the '88 and '89 models years. Nissan pad # 44060-D3590 and our equivalents D1166D and D1166M do not have the threaded retaining hole. Nissan pad #44060-65E90 and our equivalents ACT464, D1174D, D1174M, ISD464, SNP519P and 139-43-42 DO have the hole. 65E90-style pads (with hole) can be used in place of D3590-style pads (without hole), but not vice versa., Production: 08/01/1988-06/30/1989
 
Fits the following Nissan Maxima Years:
  • 1990 | All Engines | GXE
  • 1989-1990 | All Engines | SE
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ATE Premium One Brake Pads

Friction just like the OE pads they replace, plus premium features for customer-pleasing brake performance. The ATE Premium One® advanced friction formulations reduce dusting and extend pad life, assuring quality and performance equal to or better than original equipment brake pads.

  • OE engineered brake system technology assures optimum fit and performance
  • Advanced friction formulations reduce dusting and extend pad life
  • Application matched premium quality friction grade
  • Underlayer design helps reduce noise, vibration and harshness
  • Shims, chamfers, slots, wear sensors and other premium features included
  • Restores original equipment pad performance, reduces wheel dusting and extends pad life.
Warranty Information: The ATE limited warranty (“Limited Warranty”) is issued by Continental Teves, Inc. ("CTI"), warrants that your ATE brake pads will be free of defects in material and workmanship for 12 months from the time of purchase


  • SKU#: W0133-1836523
  • Brand: ATE Premium One
  • Fit Note: Production: 07/1984, Production: 08/1988, Sedan, Non-ABS, FWD, Production: 07/1984, Sedan, Non-ABS, FWD, Production: 08/1988, Sedan, Non-ABS, FWD, Wagon, Non-ABS, FWD, Production: 07/1984, Wagon, Non-ABS, FWD, Production: 08/1988, Wagon, Non-ABS, FWD
  • Quantity Sold: 2-Wheel Set
  • Recommended Use: OE Replacement
  • Anticipated Ship Out Time: 1-2 Business Days
  • Asbestos Free: Yes
  • Includes: Shims
 
Fits the following Nissan Maxima Years:
  • 1987-1988 | 6 Cyl 3.0L | GXE
  • 1985-1988 | 6 Cyl 3.0L | SE
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Advics Brake Pads

The Advics OE formulated brake pads are designed and manufacturing to original equipment specifications, assuring superior quality and fit.
  • OE-Equivalent and Direct Fit application.
  • Formulated to OE Specifications.
  • Superior friction qualities.
  • Organic compound.
Warranty Information: 12 month - 12,000 mile limited warranty.




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  • SKU#: W0133-1840123
  • Brand: Advics
  • Fit Note: Production: -04/30/2008, Production: -07/31/2005, The original pads on some vehicles may have a wear sensor for the left and the right calipers. The wear sensor count for the OE replacement pad set has been reduced from two sensors to one in the most recent version. Nissan recommends that the pad with the wear sensor be installed in the left caliper., Production: 01/2003-, The original pads on some vehicles may have a wear sensor for the left and the right calipers. The wear sensor count for the OE replacement pad set has been reduced from two sensors to one in the most recent version. Nissan recommends that the pad with the wear sensor be installed in the left caliper., Production: 08/01/2005-
 
Fits the following Nissan Maxima Years:
  • 2004-2008 | All Engines | All Submodels
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Sumitomo Brake Pads

The Sumitomo brake pads are designed and manufacturing to original equipment specifications, assuring superior quality and fit.
  • OE-Equivalent and Direct Fit application.
  • Formulated to OE Specifications.
  • Superior friction qualities.
  • Organic compound.
Warranty Information: 12 month - 12,000 mile limited warranty.


  • SKU#: W0133-1841674
  • Brand: Sumitomo
  • Fit Note: Production: -03/1999, Production: 02/1994-
 
Fits the following Nissan Maxima Years:
  • 1995-1999 | All Engines | All Submodels
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Sangsin Brake Pads

The Sangsin OE formulated brake pads are designed and manufacturing to original equipment specifications, assuring superior quality and fit.
  • OE-Equivalent and Direct Fit application.
  • Formulated to OE Specifications.
  • Superior friction qualities.
  • Organic compound.
Warranty Information: 12 month - 12,000 mile limited warranty.


  • SKU#: W0133-1836383
  • Brand: Sangsin
  • Fit Note: If using PBR pads, the D1187 pad can replace the 1-mm thicker D1232 pad on 1/90-94 Maxima models, but D1232 may not fit the calipers on 8/88-12/89 models. If using NPN pads, the 139-43-41 pad can replace the 1-mm thicker 139-43-49 pad on 1/90-94 Maxima models, but 139-43-49 may not fit the calipers on 8/88-12/89 models., Production: -03/1994, If using PBR pads, the D1187 pad can replace the 1-mm thicker D1232 pad on 1/90-94 Maxima models, but D1232 may not fit the calipers on 8/88-12/89 models. If using NPN pads, the 139-43-41 pad can replace the 1-mm thicker 139-43-49 pad on 1/90-94 Maxima models, but 139-43-49 may not fit the calipers on 8/88-12/89 models., Production: 08/01/1988-
 
Fits the following Nissan Maxima Years:
  • 1989-1994 | All Engines | All Submodels
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Advics-Sumi Brake Pads

The Advics Sumi OE formulated brake pads are designed and manufacturing to original equipment specifications, assuring superior quality and fit.
  • OE-Equivalent and Direct Fit application.
  • Formulated to OE Specifications.
  • Superior friction qualities.
  • Organic compound.
Warranty Information: 12 month - 12,000 mile limited warranty.




w/o Shims
  • SKU#: W0133-1767323
  • Brand: Advics-Sumi
  • Fit Note: Production: -04/30/2008, Production: -07/31/2005, The original pads on some vehicles may have a wear sensor for the left and the right calipers. The wear sensor count for the OE replacement pad set has been reduced from two sensors to one in the most recent version. Nissan recommends that the pad with the wear sensor be installed in the left caliper., Production: 01/2003-, The original pads on some vehicles may have a wear sensor for the left and the right calipers. The wear sensor count for the OE replacement pad set has been reduced from two sensors to one in the most recent version. Nissan recommends that the pad with the wear sensor be installed in the left caliper., Production: 08/01/2005-
 
Fits the following Nissan Maxima Years:
  • 2004-2008 | All Engines | All Submodels
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Whether you are a racing champ who rules the tracks or a street driver who runs the roads, you expect nothing less from your Nissan Maxima. You strive to achieve not only the superior performance of your four-wheeled companion's engine but also the superb stopping power of your Nissan Maxima brake pads. As you step on the brake pedal, these bad boys endure intense heat and friction just to slow your Maxima down and bring it to a full stop. Brake pads in excellent condition guarantee top-notch safety and champ-like driving experience. But if the pads are all lousy and worn out, you are risking your performance as well as your life. Save yourself from further danger by replacing your old and used up pads with a new and robust Nissan Maxima brake pad set.

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  • Are ceramic brake pads the best pad material for all Nissan Maxima models?
    Answer: There is really no best brake pad for any Nissan Maxima model. The right type of brake pad material depends on the needs and preferences of the vehicle owner. Semi-metallic and sintered brake pad sets are offered by online stores to Nissan Maxima owners who are also engaged in racing activities. For ordinary street drivers, ceramic and organic Nissan Maxima brake pad sets are ideal for their daily driving needs.
  • Can brake pad glazing in Nissan Maxima pads cause rotor warping?
    Answer: Yes. Glazing is the effect of high temperature to the resin that binds the minerals and metals in the brake pads. The resin turns to liquid and glazes the rotor, preventing the pad and the rotor from maintaining normal working contact. This will result to pulsating brakes or the so-called rotor warping. Apart from this, glazing was proven to be very dangerous because it results to loss of pad bite for Nissan Maxima brake pads.
  • How often should Nissan Maxima brake pad sets be replaced?
    Answer: Brake pad wear and tear usually depends on the Nissan Maxima owner's driving habits, the vehicle's driving environment or terrain, and many others. Generally, brake pad wear is faster for performance drivers since their driving conditions and habits are harsher than that of the daily drivers. But ideally, Nissan Maxima front brake pads should be replaced after an average of 30,000 miles. For the rear pads, since they last longer, 50,000 or 60,000 miles of use would suffice.
  • Is it normal for Nissan Maxima front and rear brake pads to produce squealing or squeaking sounds?
    Answer: No. Squealing, squeaking, grinding, or any kind of noise is a sign of brake pad deterioration. If a Nissan Maxima owner hears these kinds of noises when braking or if the brake pedal seems lower than usual, it is definitely time to get a new set of Nissan Maxima brake pads.
  • What could happen if the owner failed to 'break in' the replacement Nissan Maxima brake pad set?
    Answer: The process of 'breaking in' or pad bedding is imperative for new Nissan Maxima brake pads. Failure to do this will result to poor braking performance or worse, it can cause rotor warping or pulsating brakes. The goal of properly breaking in the pads is to layout an even sheet of friction deposits on the rotors from the Nissan Maxima brake pads. The even distribution of this thin layer of deposits is essential to the power stopping capabilities of the new pads.