Genuine Subaru Brake Pads and Rotors

Genuine Subaru Brake Pads & Rotors

It's no secret that aftermarket brake parts cost a little less than Genuine Subaru Brake Parts. But shouldn't you be judging more than price when considering something as important to your safety? We thought so, so we asked our engineers to compare the quality and performance of Genuine Subaru Brake Parts with aftermarket imitations.

Subaru Brake Pads

Also referred to as "shoes", brake pads are steel-backed plates with friction-creating material bound to the surface. When braking, two pads are pressed against the rotor until the vehicle stops.

                                
BRAKE PERFORMANCE

In a friction performance test at various speeds, Genuine Subaru Brake Pads consistently outperformed the competition. Before and during the heat testing, Genuine Subaru Brake Pads maintained effective braking stability and less anti-fade characteristics than the aftermarket pads.

                                
SALT SPRAY

The aftermarket brake pads developed significant rust damage after a week long salt-spray test. The Genuine Subaru Brake Pads remained rust-free.

SHEAR STRENGTH

This test evaluates the strength of the bond between the layer of friction material and the metallic pad. At both ambient temperature and 300° C, the Genuine Subaru bond remained far stronger.

PAINT QUALITY

Genuine Subaru paint quality is visibly  superior, right out of the box.

Subaru Brake Rotors

Also referred to as "discs", brake rotors (and the wheels to which they are attached) are brought to a stop by the friction generated when brake pads press against them.

                                
GREAT QUALITY

What appears to be dirt on the Genuine Subaru Rotor is actually a preservative oil designed to protect it until installation. What appears to be dirt on the aftermarket part is actually rust!

SHUDDERING

This test evaluates the strength of the bond between the layer of friction material and the metallic pad. At both ambient temperature and 300° C, the Genuine Subaru bond remained far stronger.

RUST

After a week of continuous driving conditions that including a daily spray of water, the results are clear. The rust-resistant surfaces on the Genuine Subaru protrusion and outside circumference are nearly rust-free. The aftermarket rotor has rust everywhere except for the sliding surface - the rust around the bolts actually made it difficult to remove the rotor.

Find Genuine Subaru Brake Pads and Rotors at Subaru Superstore in Chandler, Arizona

When your safety is on the line, make sure that you get the absolute best. Here at Subaru Superstore, serving Phoenix and Scottsdale, we have a parts store that has genuine Subaru OEM brake pads--as well as a variety of other genuine Subaru parts, chemicals, and accessories. If you'd rather have a professional handle the installation of brake pads or perform other service, you can bring your Subaru by our service center. If you're in the market for a new Subaru, head to Subaru Superstore, serving Mesa and Tempe; you can find us at 1050 S. Gilbert Road, Chandler, AZ 85286. Call us at (888) 264-4068 with any questions, then head on in--we hope to see you soon!