Dear Doctor: I am planning on replacing the brake pads on my 2005 Cadillac CTS. What is your recommendation for a particular brand and type? I do not plan on replacing or having the rotors turned down, as long as they do not have any ridges. My car presently has only 23,000 miles on it, and the original equipment pads leave a large quantity of brake dust on the mag wheels. Dennis
Dear Dennis: I would recommend either the factory GM or the Hawk brand. As long as there is no brake pulsation, the rotors can be left alone. Unfortunately, brake dust is a common complaint on both import and domestic vehicles. Import vehicles usually have a black dust and domestic vehicles have a rust-brown color dust, always on the front wheels. There are no dustless brake pads on the market to date.