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LaRiche Subaru

920 Plaza St. ,
Directions Findlay, OH 45840

  • Sales: (866) 571-7345
  • Service: (888) 810-0741
  • Parts: (888) 810-0817

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Subaru Genuine vs Aftermarket Brakes

 Keep your Subaru running like new, stay with the  parts it had when it was new.

For incomparable stopping power and braking performance to keep your family safe, have the Subaru trained technicians at LaRiche Subaru install Genuine Subaru brake pads and rotors.

Subaru Brake Pads
Also Referred to as "shoes',  brake pads are steel-backed plate swith friction-creating material bound to the surface. When braking, two pads are pressed against the rotor until the vehicle stops.

Salt Spray - The Test
One week later from exposed to salt spray, the aftermarket brake pads developed significant rust damage.

  

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 the. 

Out-of-the-Box Quality
What appears to be dirt on the Genuine Subaru Rotor is actually a preservation oil designed to protect it until installation. What appears to be dirt on the aftermarket part is actually rust!

  Genuine Brakes       Aftermarket
 

Shear Strenth 
This test evaluates the strength of the bond between the layer of the friction material and the metallic pad. At both ambient tempurature and the 300 Celsius, the Genuine Subaru bond remained far stronger.

           
Genuine Brake Pads
          
         Aftermarket Brake Pads


Shuddering

Brake "shuddering" is the shaking or vibration that can occur when you step on the brake pedal. It is often caused by brake rotor imperfections - both the "plate thickness" and "sideways shaking". based on the values on the values below, which would you rather have stopping your Subaru?

Plate Thickness
Plate thickness includes the flatness of the rotor's surface as well. The higher values, the worse the shuddering. 
 


Sideways Shaking
This results from imperfections that do not allow the pad and rotor to meet properly. Again, the higher the values, the worse the shuddering. 

 
 




Paint Quality

Genuine Subaru paint quiality is visibly superior, right our of the box. 

Genuine Subaru
       Outbound              Inbound

Aftermarket
       Outbound              Inbound

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

Rust
After a week of continuous driving conditions that including a daily spray of water, the results are clear. The rust-resistant surface 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 rotors.   
 
Genuine Subaru       Aftermarket

 

 
 
Aftermarket imitations run you the risk of compromised brake system integrity, including potential brake fluid leaks, susceptibility to rust and wear, lower tolerance to heat and friction and increased stopping distance. The easiest way to guarantee that your braking system performs at Subaru standards is to install Genuine Subaru brakes and braking components, manufactured and tested for Subaru quality
   

Hours

  • Monday 08:30am - 08:00pm
  • Tuesday 08:30am - 06:00pm
  • Wednesday 08:30am - 06:00pm
  • Thursday 08:30am - 08:00pm
  • Friday 08:30am - 06:00pm
  • Saturday 09:00am - 03:00pm
  • Sunday Closed