Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Brake dust salt wheels

asked by on

I was wondering if switching to ceramic brakes instead of stock pads would be better for my car. I have a lot of dust on my 22” chrome wheels, and they are damaged from the dust. I also live close to the ocean and have salt on them from the sea air. Do you know how I could get the brake dust and salt off of my chrome wheels? Would ceramic brakes be better to have?

A: Hello there, thank you for asking about you...

Hello there, thank you for asking about your 2005 BMW 760Li. All brakes produce dust as they wear, but ceramic pads produce a lighter colored dust that is less noticeable and less likely to stick to the wheels. Generally, ceramic pads also perform better and last longer. The brake dust should easily come off your wheels with a good wheel cleaner and water. Research your options for the best brake pads and have a certified technician from YourMechanic replace them for you.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car won't move in drive

Hello there, many common faults will cause your 2005 Mini Cooper to not move when put into drive. The most common faults are the the torque converter, low transmission oil level, throttle cable fault, shift linkage issues or a throttle...

Q: Advice on buying brake pads and rotors for a '95 Mustang DT

Yes go ahead, but realize that you are using the top of the line Akebono. You can use the cheapest rotors out there and they won't make any noise because those pads are such good pads. If you would like...

Q: Need advice on changing brake pads and rotors

Your vehicle is equipped with brake pad wear sensors, which should illuminate a message on the dash when your pads are worn and due for replacement. However, it's a good idea to have your brakes inspected by a professional to...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.