The braking system needs to be the most reliable system on your car. No ifs, and, or buts. That means keeping the system in tip-top shape and replacing parts as they wear out. Like many other systems, those repair parts come in various price ranges. There’s no question that maintenance is essential, but are the expensive parts are truly worth it? Engineering Explained recently showed us how brake pads are tested and how the affordable sorts stack up against the more pricey varieties.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/11/06/heres-just-how-badly-cheap-brake-pads-perform