If you’re new to buying brakes or aren’t too familiar with auto industry lingo, this post is for you!


The most important part of buying aftermarket brakes is making sure they’re compatible with your vehicle.  Besides, what good are the parts if they don’t fit? 


Here’s a list of some basic terms will help determine proper fitment:


  • Production Date– Usually just the year your vehicle was manufactured.  The production month isn’t always needed, but for vehicles that have a split in production within a year (e.g.  2002 Subaru Impreza WRX) the rotors can change depending on the month the vehicle was produced. 



TIP:  Some ways you can find the production date of a vehicle:

  1. On a sticker or tag within the driver side door jam. 
  2. Through the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).  Here is a cool article...
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