Brake pads - Steinhof
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Brake pads

STEINHOF is a company with over 50 years of experience in producing high quality brake pads for trucks and passenger cars. In our products you will not find asbestos but exclusively frictional materials delivered by proven, reliable partners. We aim at the highest efficiency, quality and reliability of services, that is why we scrupulously verify all of the components and materials used in the production of our brake pads. Received certificates and ECE R90 homologation confirm brake effectiveness under different conditions, including various speed and temperature. During the conducted test the hardness and fading resistance was verified as well. To ensure that our products meet the highest demands of our Clients they are constantly controlled by Automotive Industry Institute in Warsaw.

Our product range includes around 400 different models applied in various cars, trucks or delivery vans.
Steinhof brake pads are created from special moulding compound, which do not consist of asbestos, delivered by verified contractors from Western Europe. Their safety is confirmed by received certificates and tests conducted according to ECE R90 regulations. On every brake pad several identification data can be found, such as:

  • number of ECE R90 homologation,
  • reference number and make,
  • date of production, bath number and material code.


The characteristics of Steinhof brake pads are a direct result of constant improvement of the quality of the products. They offer:

  • efficient braking independent of the conditions,
  • special construction and materials (anti-noise shims and mass) eliminating vibrations and noise,
  • friction stability and short period of breaking in,
  • minimum waste of brake pads and disks.

Additional confirmation of Steinhof products quality is the award ‘The Top Quality Malopolska’ received at ‘Tarnowskie Promocje’ exhibition. Moreover, we supply brake pads for the dealers of Fiat Auto Poland, which is confirmed by adequate references.

Brake pads SM585-N
Brake pads SM585-N

SM585-N is the model of brake pads, which can be used for various models of cars, such as Lancia (model Y 1.2i 16V), Fiat Punto or Alfa Romeo (models 145 as well as 146). Their construction has been prepared for rear breaks in the mentioned models of cars. Their thickness is 17,5 millimeters.



Brake pads SM552/1
Brake pad SM552/1

The model with product code SM552/1 has been prepared for different types of cars, for instance Peugeot Expert II, Citroen Jumpy II or Fiat Scudo II. These effective products are used for rear brakes and have been equipped with wear sensor improving its safety and functionality. Their technical parameters are as follows: length – 66,1 mm, height – 162 mm.



Brake pads SM627/2
Brake pad SM627/2

One of the products using the wear sensor is a brake pad SM627/2. Cars which use this product are for example Volkswagen Sharan, Ford Galaxy or Seat Alhambra. They have been prepared to ensure effective work of the front brakes. The thickness of the product is 20 millimeters.



Brake pads SM359.2/1

SM359.2/1 is a product which can be used in various models of cars of different brands, such as Seat Alhambra, Honda Accord, Volkswagen Sharan as well as Volkswagen Transporter. Their characteristic features include wear sensor (with length of 205 millimeters) and application in the rear brakes of mentioned cars.



Brake pads SM622.1-N
Brake pads SM622.1-N

The application of the model of Steinhof brake pads with SM622.1-N product code are cars of such manufacturers as Seat (models Cordoba and Ibiza) and Volkswagen (three popular models, namely Golf III, Polo as well as Vento). In this type of product there is no wear sensor and it can be used in rear brakes.



Brake pads SM097-N
Brake pads

Product code SM097-N is for products applied in cars produced by French manufacturer, Renault. These include such models as Renault Megane Coupe and Megane II as well as Scenic II. From the point of view of technical parameters, their dimensions are as follows: height – 70,9 mm; length – 124,7 mm; thickness – 15,2 mm.



Brake pads SM638-N
SM638-N Brake pads

SM638-N are brake disks produced for the following models of cars manufactured by Citroen: C3, C4, Xsara, Xsara Break, Coupe, Picasso as well as Grand Picasso. This particular type does not have the wear sensor, which can be found however, under the product code of SM638/1.



Brake pads SM003
Brake pads - SM003

The products which were marked with the number SM003 have been prepared to be applied with the rear brakes of Mercedes cars. The models to which they fit are for instance 600, 500, 420, 400, 350, 320, 300, 280, E-Serie as well as CLK-Serie. Their thickness is 15,3 mm, height 61,7mm and length – 69,8 mm.



When to replace brake pads

One of the most important elements of the whole braking system are brake pads. They should be replaced relatively frequently to ensure the highest safety. It is important to remember that, although usually rear brake pads are in much better condition than the front ones, they should be replaced at the same time to work with the same efficiency at each wheel.

The best choice

When choosing brake pads you may decide to buy original, but very expensive products or pay less for the products prepared by other manufacturers. The original products are believed to be the best there are, made from quality materials, and other products might not be as good. However, it is important to remember that the original brake pads are often much too expensive and it is possible to find a reliable producer, which will guarantee the same or even higher quality of products at very attractive prices. Therefore the best choice is to find such manufacturer and pay less for the best product available.

The sign of quality

In order not to make a mistake it is advisable to carefully study the package, as every necessary information about the product should be clearly displayed on it. Amongst important information is the name of the manufacturer, the application of the brake pads as well as several additional data. The package aesthetics is also important, as it shows the manufacturer’s attention to details.

Market opinion

Apart from the package one of the most important indicators confirming the quality of brake pads are the opinions of Clients. There is lots of information on the Internet about potential problems, durability, wear of the products found in the shops. Before deciding to buy any brake pad study carefully such opinions and ask questions on professional message boards. This will eliminate the potential risk of buying low quality, dangerous products.

Quality certificates

They officially confirm, that a given company offers the products which represent the best quality. So if you will find such manufacturer you may be almost sure that the choice of brake pads will meet your demands and will ensure the best durability and efficiency of braking.

Steinhof company is a certified manufacturer of brake pads, which can be applied in various car models, such as:
Acura Alfa Romeo, Alpina, Aro, Asia Motors, Audi, Autobianchi, Bedford, Bmw, Bova, Buick, Cadillac, Chery, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Citroën, Dacia, Daewoo, Daf, Daihatsu, Daimler, Dallas, Dodge, Ferrari, Fiat, Ford, Ford Usa, Fso, Geo, Hillman, Holden, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Innocenti, Isuzu, Iveco, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Lada, Lancia, Land Rover, Ldv, Lexus, Lotus, Maruti, Maserati, Maybach, Mazda, Mega, Mercedes-Benz, Mg, Mini, Mitsubishi, Moskvich, Multicar, Nissan, Nsu, Opel, Panther, Peugeot, Pininfarina, Plymouth, Pontiac, Porsche, Proton, Puch, Reliant, Renault, Rover, Saab, Seat, Skoda, Smart, Ssangyong, Subaru, Suzuki, Talbot, Tata, Toyota, Trabant, Triumph, Tvr, Vauxhall, Volvo, Vw, Wartburg, Yugo, Yulon, Zastava, Zaz

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