Must be the supply chain issue especially for those goods from China where the trade war is still going on.I've tried several online parts suppliers for some Mazda CX-5 rotor-pad kits and most are out (not-OEM, but Powerstop Brand). Or would most go with the OEM rotors/pads for now? Time for brakes and having local Mazda do it is ...well...rather expensive versus doing it in my own garage.
Not to rain on your parade (or others), but on my last car (which I had for over 10 years) I replaced the Autozone Duralast Gold ceramic pads with Akebono ProAct. The Duralast pads lasted over 7 years and even though they could have gone longer, I got tired of their marginal "grab" especially when cold. Reading marvelous things about the ProAct on automotive boards, I sprung for a full set of the very pricey pads. Major disappointment. Not much better than the one's taken off. At least the car got new rotors, calipers and brake hoses at the same time.I second to RA. I've been using Akebono ProAct ceramic pads for all of my vehicles, they last very very long time, to 100,000 miles. They usually outlasted cars, never had to replace again, lol.
Heard good things about Element 3, I'm going to try it next time.