Good brakes can make the difference between a safe stop and serious injury or death. Here at All Drive Subaroo, we use only genuine Subaru brake pads. While these are slightly more expensive than after-market pads, they are a superior product, longer lasting, more efficient, and more reliable than aftermarket pads. OEM pads are superior for a number of reasons, concerned with materials, research and manufacturing process.
Decades of Subaru research have gone into the design and composition of OEM Subaru pads. No one knows Subaru cars like Subaru, and Subaru Japan have been working on perfectly matching their pads to their cars, striking a balance between hardness, and thermal efficiency, to produce optimal performance in a range of conditions.
Genuine Subaru pads are made using an integrated hot moulding process, whereby the molten brake pad compound is pressed into a precise mould and hot-bonded to the metal brake shim. This assures a secure bond, and reduces pad movement and therefore noise.
The unitary moulding and carefully crafted compound results in ultra quiet, efficient operation, especially when used with OEM Subaru brake rotors, which are designed to produce maximum braking efficiency in combination with OEM Subaru pads. The result is sure, fade-free braking and long service life. Aftermarket pads on the other hand are significantly less efficient. After the pad has been heated and pressed, a shim is glued to the pad. The glue adhesion has been known to fail, resulting in loose brake pads.
To keep prices down, aftermarket manufacturers, as might be expected, use the cheapest raw materials they can find, resulting in pads that are either too soft, and shed large quantities of black brake dust, or too hard, resulting in noisy brake operation and rapid rotor wear. Aftermarket pads are also inconsistent in terms of braking efficiency. It's not uncommon for owners to complain that their brakes just aren't the same after the fitting of after-market pads, that they need more pedal pressure, and that often they experience pulsing or shuddering though the brake pedal soon after the fitting of the cheap pads. This is because pads made from cheap materials generate excessive heat, which can warp rotors. Problems like this are typically not covered under warranty. On top of all that, after market pads sometimes get half the service life of the OEM product.
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An essential part of any Subaru brake check or service is inspection and measuring of brake rotors. If your Subaru brake rotors are below specification, they must be replaced with quality new rotors. If the rotors are within specification, they must be machined to ensure they run true and that there is maximum contact surface between brake pad and rotor. Here at All Drive Subaru, we keep in stock a range of genuine OEM Subaru and high quality aftermarket Subaru compatible brake rotors for your Subaru Liberty, Impreza, WRX, STi, Tribeca, Forester or Leone.
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Brake pads can often become severely worn before you notice symptoms of brake problems. All OEM Subaru brake pads are equipped with a squeal warning that alerts you when the pads are due for replacement. Overall, signs that your brakes may need replacing include:
If you have any of these signs, or are in any doubt, bring your car in to All Drive Subaroo for a free inspection.
“There are many signs that your Subaru braking system is not working at full efficiency. These include weak stopping power, spongy pedal feel, and the car pulling to one side or the other when braking, or grinding noises from the wheels. If you are experiencing any of these you need to get your brakes repaired immediately. All Drive Subaroo can quickly diagnose and repair all braking problem. With our well-stocked parts section, we have everything needed to get you safely back on the road in minimum time.”
Most replacement brake packages, pads and rotors plus machining and road testing can be done in one day, drive in, drive out. We can provide loan vehicles for your convenience. A complimentary car wash is included after a comprehensive Subaru quality inspection, conducted by a senior Subaru mechanic before you collect your Subaru vehicle.
If you're good with tools and want to replace the Subaru air compressor or evaporator kit yourself then we can supply you with all the necessary Subaru air conditioning parts, compressors, TX valves, evaporators and hoses. Our Subaru parts online website also offers a comprehensive range of new, pre-loved and reconditioned Subaru parts sourced locally and internationally. Our skilled technical staff will match you to the best part, at the best price. We will also provide technical advice and assistance in the installation of your parts.