Subaru Brake Rotors Buyer's Guide

Rotors require regular replacement, so it's always a good idea to know a thing or two about the rotors on your Subaru. This buyer's guide covers all of the bases, ranging from what rotors are to how to replace the rotors on your car once they go bad.

What are Brake Rotors?

Worn rotor

If your Subaru has a disc braking system, it has rotors, which are the largest components of the braking system. Rotors are metal discs that are about 12" in diameter. Rotors are attached to the wheel hubs, and they spin along with the wheels. When you apply the brakes, the calipers clamp down on the brake pads and the pads come in contact with the rotors. Enough heat and friction are created to make the rotors stop spinning, which in turn brings the car to a complete halt on a dime.

This article has a more thorough explanation on what rotors are, how they work, and why they're important.

OEM Vs. Aftermarket Rotors

Two different types of replacement rotors exist: OEM and aftermarket. It's common to wonder which option is better. This comparison guide for Subaru rotors concludes that OEM rotors are the far superior option because:

  • OEM rotors are made to the right specs
  • OEM rotors are built with the right materials
  • OEM rotors are backed by a warranty

So when it's time to replace your rotors, OEM is the safer option.

How to Check Your Rotors

Got a hunch that your rotors have gone bad? Take off the wheel and then thoroughly inspect the rotors. This diagnostic guide will walk you through the process of accessing the rotors and show you what to look for.

How to Replace Your Subaru's Brake Rotors

Like inspecting the rotors, replacing the rotors is something you can do at home. Just order a set of genuine OEM replacement rotors from us at wholesale pricing and then follow this tutorial. Be sure to gather together all the tools first.

Please contact us if you have any questions that weren't answered in this buyer's guide.