What are Stretched Brake Pads?

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  1. Bob Welcher

    Bob Welcher Junior Member

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    I bought rear brake pads at Advanced Auto Parts for my 2010 Prius IV and was asked, "Stretched or no-stretched?" I bought both and plan to take the non-fit brake pads back. But, I cannot see any difference in the pads?

    First time I have ever heard the term and I can find nothing about it from searching. What are "stretched" brake pads?
     
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    No clue. I doubt Toyota parts department would know either. Considering how rarely pads get replaced, I’d stick with Toyota OEM.
     
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    You should have asked what they are and what the difference is.

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    Could he have asking you if you wanted "sintered" brake pads?
     
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    Perhaps is has something to do with burnished vs non burnished pad surface. Also, it’s probably a way of charging more money for the latter.
    If you ask me, I think it’s a crock.
     
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    Pads for the rear of these cars come in two sizes. Could be what he's referring to. Otherwise, never heard of it.

    Pixel 4a ?
     
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