Reviewed By scott s (Vancouver, WA) Reviewed for a 2000 Toyota Sienna —4/22/2011 2:58 PM
The brake pads put on by my local tire chain did not stop well. I wanted to fix this, so chose the Hawk HPS pads based on a few reviews. They definitely stop better than the generice ones the chain store put on. They have better initial bite, too. I'm in a cold wet climate, and these things are important for safety. After being parked outside on a wet night, the brakes squeel a bit on the first & second stop, but are quiet after that. I can't say that these are better performance pads than other performance pads, but they definitely stop better than what most shops want to put on as "standard". Putting front pads on a Sienna is a breeze. The caliper holders don't need to come off. Just undo one bolt, and they swing up. Out with the old pads, in with the new, and away you go. If your old pads are well worn, you'll need to remove some brake fluid out the top of the reservoir, so it doesn't overflow when you push the piston back.