Can someone explain the difference between all the brake pads available from NAPA stores? For my car they have (some on special order): Adaptive One Ultra Premium Ceramic Ultra Premium Semi-metallic Safety Stop Ceramic Safety Stop Semi-metallic I really wonder, are at least some of these simply re-badges of well known brake pads (e.g. Akebono, Wagner, etc). In addition to these, I also look at Wagner Thermoquet NAO, Akebono ProACT ceramic, and Duralast organic. I am looking for a brake pad for relative's car. He never fixes his car, until things start to fall apart. He also rarely washes his car. Based on this I think I will recommend brake pads with good longevity and relatively low dust factor. However, good initial bite and overall street performance is expected.