Best Brake Pads for Nissan Altima Reviewed
If your Nissan Altima has braking problems, you might need a new set of brake pads. But what brake pads are best for your car? First of all, there are different types of pad materials, among them metal and ceramic. This determines the weight of the pad, which impacts fuel economy — and potential damage to your brake rotors.
Secondly, brake pads are also made by different manufacturers. This article will try to determine the best brake pads for Nissan Altimas, as well as evaluate the pros and cons of each product.
The Genuine Nissan (DA06M-ZB59JNW) Brake Pad is the original equipment manufacturer’s (OEM) brake pad set. They are listed as value line front brake pads and have a weight of 3.25 pounds. They are six inches long, four inches wide, and one inch high.
The set reportedly comes with brake pads, shims, and a grease pack. Except for the Nissan SE-R, these brake pads correlate to Altimas manufactured between October 2006 to May 2012. The OEM part number is DA06M-ZB59JNW.
The Atmansta QPD10001 Front Brake kit is a ceramic front brake kit that includes two slotted (and drilled) rotors and four ceramic brake pads.
- 2006 Nissan Altima Base (engine 2.5L L4)
- 2002-2004 Nissan Altima Base (engine 2.5L L4)
- 2002-2006 Nissan Altima S (engine 2.5L L4)
- 2002-2006 Nissan Altima SE (engine 3.5L V6)
- 2002-2006 Nissan Altima SL (engine 2.4L L4)
- 2005-2006 Nissan Altima SL (engine 3.5L V6).
The total item weight is 35.7 pounds.
This OCTPY brake pad kit is ceramic in make and includes four front brake pads and four rear brake pads (and shims for all of them). According to OCTPY, these break pads will work with the 2009-2013 Nissan Altima, among other Nissan models. The total item weight is 5.39 pounds.
To Sum it up
In conclusion, finding the best break pads for your Nissan Altima depends on your model type and needs. The DA06M-ZB59JNW Brake Pad, for example, gives high chance of compatibility with your car, the kind of reassurance that only the OEM can give you. However, these OEM brake pads do not include rotors, and you may have to purchase rear brake pads separately.
The Atmansta kit is compatible with specifically listed car models, and offers both brake pads and rotors. Specifically ceramic and specifically tailored to front-brakes, this seems like the best overall purchase for your Nissan Altima. If you want rear pads, you will have to shop for them, but this product at least seems to deliver what is listed.
Th OCTPY kit has both front and rear brake pads, but has some user compatibility and performance issues. As the lowest- priced item here, it may be a good quick purchase, but it may not be a lasting investment. Hopefully, you can take all of these things into account, and this will help you find the best brake pads for your Nissan Altima.