Why is DFC selling so many brakes for electric vehicles?

Welcome to “Questions with Dino,” a new series where DFC Co-founder Dino Crescentini answers common customer questions.

Today’s question: Why is DFC selling so many brake products for electric vehicles when those vehicles have regenerative braking?

Regenerative braking, found in both hybrid and electric vehicles, provides longer lasting brakes compared to gas-powered vehicles because there is far less braking during normal use. 

So why are so many brake products sold for hybrid and electric vehicles, when their brakes should last far longer?

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To answer this, Dino considers the Toyota Prius and the Toyota Yaris. 

Both vehicles have the same fundamental chassis. However, the electric Prius may wear out its brakes faster than the Yaris, even with the aid of regenerative braking!

Why? Because electric vehicles like the Prius carry an extra thousand pounds of weight from their battery. Yes, regenerative braking lasts longer by itself…but because hybrid and electric vehicles are heavier, brakes may wear out sooner than anticipated. 

P.S. Did you know?

DFC’s Carbon Alloy Rotors are a direct replacement part for electric vehicles like the Tesla Model 3. They can also be paired with DFC 5000 ADVANCED brake pads. 
DFC’s 5000 ADVANCED brake pads are a direct replacement part for electric vehicles like the Tesla Model 3. They can also be paired with DFC Carbon Alloy Rotors

Testimonial Tuesday: “Almost perfect right out the gate”

Testimonial Tuesday is back!

Today we’re catching up with Bryan from Ken’s Auto Center in San Diego, CA. 

Having received zero negative feedback, Bryan describes DFC brake pads as “almost perfect right out the gate.” Click the video below to watch his testimonial.

“Typically,” Bryan says, “your OEM pads are soft and they create a lot of dust. We notice with the DFC brake pads the dusting is significantly less…50% I would say.” 

Not only is there less dusting from our brake pads, they also have a short break-in period and are a proper fitment. 

“Having a brake pad that fits into that factory hardware with ease and at the same time remains solid in the clip and doesn’t move a lot,” shares Bryan, “is exactly what we like.”

DFC’s mission is to deliver quality and innovation by manufacturing OE quality brake products for all foreign and domestic vehicles.


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Testimonial Tuesday: “As close to an OEM as possible”

Testimonial Tuesday is back!

Today we’re talking DFC with Bryan from Ken’s Auto Center in San Diego, CA. 

“It’s really important that we get as close to an OEM as we absolutely, possibly can,” says Bryan. He explains that both the material and craftsmanship of DFC is “top notch.”

Click the video below to watch the testimonial.

Pricing is one of the pain points of customers everywhere.

As Bryan mentions, there is variation between a full factory fit and an economy-style rotor. To save money, customers sometimes prefer one over the other. That said, he considers DFC an excellent choice for either need. 

As part of their commitment to serving the military and its veterans, Ken’s Auto Center plans to create a program that offers veterans a free set of DFC Brake Pads with every brake job. We wish this new program great success in braking boundaries!


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Testimonial Tuesday: “No complaints! No comebacks!”

Testimonial Tuesday is back!

Today we’re talking pads with Ray and Wayne from Top Shelf Auto in Riviera Beach, FL. 

Having used a lot of different pads over the years, Ray and Wayne were not 100% satisfied. For the last 9 months, however, they have been using DFC 5000 ADVANCED pads and are thrilled to have received “no complaints, no comebacks.”

Click the video below to watch the rest of their testimonial.

Designed for optimal OE performance and stopping power, DFC 5000 ADVANCED pads include the following features.

DFC 5000 ADVANCED brake pads are formulated for each individual axle, with friction materials designed to meet the increasing demands of modern vehicles with ABS.


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Testimonial Tuesday: “The Go To Pad 100% of the Time”

Testimonial Tuesday is back and today we’re talking pads with Chris from Master Techs Automotive in West Palm Beach, FL.

Chris considers the DFC 5000 ADVANCED pads his “go to pad 100% of the time.” Click the video below to hear the rest of Chris’ testimonial.

It’s not surprising to see the DFC 5000 ADVANCED pads get this kind of praise. 

These pads were designed for optimal performance and stopping power, including benefits like:

Impressive braking performance
Low dust
• Low noise
Excellent OE fitment

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Testimonial Tuesday: “This brake pad will avoid the comebacks”

Testimonial Tuesday is back and today we’re talking pads with Willie from AMTMOTORS in Los Angeles, CA.

Comebacks are great in sports, but not when it comes to brake pads.

So when a customer came back 2 weeks after a brake installation, Willie was concerned, “Ugh…here we go.”

Willie’s concerns were soon dispelled when the customer raved about his new pads…revealing he was there for service on a second vehicle.

From that moment on, when it comes to foreign cars like BMW, Mercedes, Mini or Jaguar, Willie trusts DFC 5000 EURO Ceramic Brake Pads to get the job doneHis key takeaways include: 

• “This brake pad will avoid the comebacks”
A great price point
Low dust
• Low noise

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If you’ve got a luxurious European car with stock pads that make noise at low speed and dirty your wheels with brake dust, consider upgrading to DFC 5000 EURO Ceramic Brake Pads.

DFC currently offers 750 SKUs with coverage for 2300 European applications.


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Testimonial Tuesday: Brian from BC MotorWorx installs DFC pads on a 2013 Ford Raptor

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It’s Testimonial Tuesday and today we’re talking shop with Brian from BC MotorWorx in West Covina, CA.

To give it extra bite, Brian is installing DFC 5000 ADVANCED brake pads on a 2013 Ford Raptor. How do these pads perform? According to Brian, they provide: 

  • Impressive braking performance
  • Low dust
  • Low noise
  • Excellent OE fitment

Click the video below to get the rest of Brian’s testimonial.

The 5000 ADVANCED pads also perform well in other important areas. The graph below highlights performance across 12 important metrics, ranging from low noise and cleanliness, to pad and rotor life. 

Check it out below.

DFC 5000 ADVANCED brake pads include friction materials designed to meet the increasing demands of modern vehicles with ABS. 

This entire process requires dedicated work. Our research team partners with OEM friction suppliers in 4 continents to provide specially formulated products that meet exact requirements, whether for a family sedan, performance car, or truck.

DFC has taken all of this (and much more) into account and provides the appropriate friction for each axle of each and every vehicle.


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What’s unique about DFC’s brake pad hardware? Co-founder Dino Crescentini breaks it down in this video

Hardware is often overlooked, but it can make or break your next brake job.

The reality is hardware can be stressed or corroded within a year or two, leading to reduced spring tension, premature and uneven wear, as well as noise. 

Co-Founder Dino Crescentini presents the value of hardware for your brake job, as well as the signature features of DFC Hardware Kits

Click the image below to view the video.

The most important thing about hardware is for the spring tension to maintain the proper alignment of the pad and caliper. This alignment helps in both the prevention and reduction of noise.

In addition, our caliper abutment clips are coated with polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), commonly known as teflon. 

DFC goes one step further: we add PTFE coating to vehicle-specific applications that didn’t come standard originally on the vehicle. This increases brake performance and prevents unnecessary noise.

Finally, when it’s time for you to replace the hardware, make sure you use the right hardware to perform a perfect brake job.


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Testimonial Tuesday: Jason installs DFC 5000 brake pads on 2016 Toyota 4Runner

It’s Testimonial Tuesday and we caught up with Jason from RT Clapp Car Repair Center in Tennessee.

DFC 5000 ADVANCED brake pads give you dependable stopping power on your daily drive. Whether you’re driving a family sedan, a sport compact or a light duty truck, the brake response is firm and responsive, like when your car was new. 

Jason gives us his take on DFC 5000 ADVANCED brake pads as he installs them on a 2016 Toyota 4Runner. Click the video below to check out more.

In any braking system, the individual components need to interact with each other for an optimal stopping experience.

Each component depends on each other, and on specific measurements that are designed into each part. All of this ensures a complete system match for your vehicle. 

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DFC 5000 ADVANCED brake pads were formulated for each individual axle, with friction materials designed to meet the increasing demands of modern vehicles with ABS. 

DFC is the first to act upon these new demands by not only reviewing the original equipment brake systems by platform, but specific vehicles within the platform.

It often happens with specific vehicle tuning (such as a change in wheel and tire size), that the friction material is also changed to compensate for the increased (or decreased) traction capability without changing any of the other parameters in the braking system.

We have taken all of this into account and provide the market with the appropriate friction for each axle of each and every vehicle. 


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Testimonial Tuesday: Robert from TLC Automotive talks heat dissipation and DFC 5000 ADVANCED pads

We stand by the premium quality of DFC 5000 ADVANCED brake pads and are confident they improve driving safety and overall braking performance.

We caught up with Robert from TLC Automotive to talk shop. Click the video below to hear his thoughts on heat dissipation and other top value features of the DFC 5000 ADVANCED brake pads.

DFC 5000 ADVANCED brake pads are specially formulated for each axle. Because individual components need to interact with one another (each depending on very specific parameters designed into each part), these pads were designed for a system match.

They are a popular choice for compact sports cars, family sedans and even light duty trucks. As far as maintaining balanced braking (important for vehicles with ABS and automated braking), these pads deliver smooth and reliable stopping power. 

DFC 5000 Advanced Brake Pads

DFC 5000 ADVANCED brake pads provide the proper friction performance through efficient heat dissipation and are a 100% asbestos-free. 

Customers have delighted in both the reasonable price point and the overall quality of these pads. The braking period is very good and there are no squeaks and no shaking. Furthermore, they dissipate heat quickly–meaning rotors won’t get warped.

Due to the sophistication in today’s vehicles, we are committed to offering brake parts of the highest standard and performance. 


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