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Ceramic brake pads

The “subtle” difference

Radiant wheels, radiant customers

Brakes must of course ensure vehicle safety; that’s their main job. But ATE brakes can do more than that. With our low-dust Ceramic models, we have introduced a new generation of brake pads on the market that ensures reduced abrasion for perfect rim appearance and long life.

No more dust

Ceramic brake pads produce an absolute minimum of brake dust. The rims no longer need to be painstakingly cleaned and their value is permanently retained.

In the long run

As tests have proven, ATE Ceramic brake pads last significantly longer and reduce wear and tear on the brake discs. This reduces costs and heightens satisfaction.

With a good conscience

Less dust means less strain on the environment. That’s another reason why our low-abrasion brake pads are a real asset.


Features & benefits

  • Significantly less dust formation
  • Better rim optics
  • Reduced brake pad and brake disc wear
  • Greater comfort
  • No brake judder
  • Better environmental protection
  • Reduced repair costs thanks to reduced service intervals
  • High degree of safety
  • Extensive product range for the front and rear axles
  • Continuous expansion of the range


Quality features & info

  • Premium and Lifestyle vehicles
  • Thanks to the expansion of the small car segment, even more vehicles can now be equipped with the highly-popular brake pads.
  • All ATE Ceramic brake pads are tested for ECE R90 compliance – so they don’t have to be registered with the Technical Inspection Association.
  • ATE Ceramic brake pads are designed for drivers who demand comfort. This is why we recommend combining ATE Ceramic brake pads with only “normal” (smooth) brake discs to achieve maximum comfort.
  • Sport brake discs when braking at high speeds. This is a well-known phenomenon. The braking performance, however, remains at the same high level. The droning noise has no effect on the braking performance of the vehicle.
  • The service life of brake pads is highly dependent on the usage profile and the pad temperatures. In general, ATE Ceramic brake pads wear significantly less than conventional (“low met”) brake pads, especially when braking under everyday conditions.



Good to know

  • Easy pad installation in place of ordinary brake pads
  • Optimal in combination with ATE coated brake discs
  • As safe as a conventional brake pad

We recommend
ATE coated brake discs as a perfect match for the ATE Ceramic brake pads.

Best Lubricant for Noise-Free Brakes

ATE Plastilube Brake Lubricant


Questions about ATE Ceramic brake pads?

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Contact ATE North America

Continental Automotive Systems, Inc

6755 Snowdrift Road | Allentown, PA 18106 | USA
Tel: (800) 564-5066 | Fax: (610) 289-1766
E-mail: salessupport-us@continental.com

Technical Support
E-mail: techsupport-us@continental.com
Tel: (800) 265-1818
Hours: 8am to 5pm EST, Monday-Friday


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