In years past PBR exported to several North American importers, all of whom offered their own unique PBR range, cataloging, market pricing, etc. PBR has now developed our own North American catalog which now allows PBR to be 100% in control of range of applications offered to service the DIY and DIFM marketplace at pricing that correlates to premium disc brake pads.

If you're a qualified mechanic, yes PBR products can be installed yourself. Brake systems on today's vehicles, particularly with ABS, can be complex and therefore may require specialized equipment and knowledge for correct installation and maximum performance. PBR suggest you locate a qualified brake products installer, and ask for inspection of rotors and calipers to determine if they need replacement or repair.

The key to selecting correct PBR brake pad formulations for your vehicle and to achieving maximum braking performance is to match your particular driving style and vehicle type with the right brake pad formulation. PBR offers several pad formulations. See specific recommended applications based on your driving characteristics and vehicle type to make correct choice.

Yes. PBR offers a variety of premium brake pads for vast majority of Domestic, European and Asian vehicles covering sedans, sport coupes, pickups, sport utility vehicles and crossover utility vehicles. Click the BUY NOW link for access to our comprehensive catalog database to determine correct part number.

Friction Materials Pacific Australia Pty. Ltd., makers of PBR brake pads, is recognized internationally as a leading technological center for friction material engineering and development. Our engineering staff works diligently to continually develop, improve and create new formulations. Please see About US link for more details on our engineering and manufacturing history and processes.

Brake pads should last from 25,000 to 70,000 miles, depending on application and usage. Pads such as our SRT Street-Road-Track are extremely high performance, and deliver optimum braking performance, but will wear faster than other PBR pads. If you feel that your brake pads are wearing prematurely you may need to have your mechanic install heavier duty pads. The main cause of premature wear is high temperatures caused by braking on steep terrain, towing of heavy loads and constant braking, which increases braking temperatures and reduces life of brake pads. Wear rate will always vary based on formulation and driving style.

Your brakes should operate with minimal amount of noise. Some noise is normal, but excessive squeal, screech, grinding, or groaning means your brake system requires attention. Pads could be worn out and cause severe damage to brake rotors. Also, employing wrong formulation for your driving style can cause noise in brakes due to excessive heat. Higher performing materials, such as our SRT, will naturally have a higher noise factor, and is normal for this type of friction material.

If the brake pedal pulsates, or if the steering wheel or the entire vehicle shakes or vibrates when brakes are applied, then the disc brake rotors may need resurfacing or replacing. More serious problems such as loose components or faulty steering mechanism can also cause vibration.

PBR recommends the replacement of rotors every time a brake job is performed for the best performance of your braking system.

PBR brake pads will perform identical to original equipment pads your vehicle came with from the factory. Braking performance for PBR products in many cases are superior to original equipment formulations.


After installing PBR brake pads they need to be broken-in properly. To condition friction and rotors correctly, PBR recommends following procedures:

  • Accelerate vehicle to 40 MPH.
  • Apply brakes using light to moderate pedal effort to reduce speed to approximately 10 MPH.
  • Repeat steps 1 and 2 at least ten times, allowing 1/4 mile between cycles.
  • Under no circumstances drive the vehicle with the brakes continually applied as a break-in procedure because:
    • Excessive heat will be generated.
    • Resins will burn.
    • Loss of braking efficiency could occur.

PBR brake pads are warranted against manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship for life of the pad. Due to variances in driving conditions and operators however, there is no warranty on pad wear.