Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Brake pads for 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek

asked by on

I have a 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek that needs 4 new brake pads. Is it better to stick with Subaru brand? I'm a bit heavy on the breaks. What would be the best option for replacement?

My car has 32000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

You cannot go wrong using factory replacement pads since you know how long they will last and they were certified to work on your vehicle. There may be as many as 10 different aftermarket pads on the market and all will have different pros and cons. The less expensive brands may not last as long and can be more noisy and the expensive brands last longer and less noise. You should talk to a local parts store to see what they have on hand and look at the material in the pads. You will see the difference in quality. If you would like to have your brake pads replaced at your home or office, a certified technician from YourMechanic will be able to source recommended pads and come to your car’s location to perform this service.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Brake pads for 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Service B notice won't go off

Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK320. The Service B indicator needs to be reset using a factory level scan tool. A qualified technician can reset the light, but only after performing a complete B service,...

Q: Vibration over 65mph

The balance does not start until you are above 65 mph is going to be an imbalance in the tires and rims. The fact that you say you bent the rims and are still using the same tires and rims...

Q: Brake pedal hit the floor. Very hard to stop car.

First thing is you do not have any brakes and should not attempt to drive the vehicle until the brakes are repaired. The brake pedal is going to the floor due to a major brake fluid leak from the left...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.