Choosing Right Brake Pads for a 2018 Accord Sport 1.5t

QuestionsCategory: Ask An ExpertChoosing Right Brake Pads for a 2018 Accord Sport 1.5t
Mia Charlotte Brown asked 5 months ago
My wife owns a 2018 Accord Sport 1.5t, and I'm planning to change its brake pads. I was taken aback by the dealership's price of $150 for just the front set of OEM pads. I'm considering alternative brands and types of pads, specifically ceramic ones from stores like Napa or Autozone, but I'm unsure if they're as good as OEM pads. I'm trying to avoid making a mistake that leads to squeaky, dirty wheels, as happened with my Civic. Can you recommend any specific brands or types of pads that would be suitable for this car?
1 Answers
Zack Norman Staff answered 5 months ago
Hi there, Mia! It's awesome to hear that you've been working hard to find the best brake pads for your wife's Accord. You're right; OEM brake pads can be pricey (as with most OEM auto parts). When it comes to any possible alternatives, you have several reputable options:
  1. Wagner OEX Pads: Known for their durability, built on galvanized steel, and with mechanically attached friction material.
  2. Akebono Pads: Highly praised for their performance, offering strong braking grip with minimal fade and smell.
  3. Bosch, Raybestos, Centric: These brands are also well-regarded in the automotive community.
  4. Napa’s Adaptive One Pads: A good choice, especially if you prefer shopping at Napa.
When selecting brake pads, consider the following:
  • Material: Ceramic pads are generally quieter and produce less dust.
  • Quality: Opt for OE (Original Equipment) or premium quality to ensure longevity and optimal performance.
  • Price: Compare prices online. Websites like RockAuto often have competitive prices.
Remember, while aftermarket pads can be just as good as OEM, it's crucial to choose a reputable brand and ensure they are compatible with your vehicle. Also, proper installation and bedding-in of the pads are key to avoiding issues like squeaking. If you have any further questions or need assistance with the installation process, feel free to reach out! Zack - Motor Verso Mechanics Team