vacuum Components

Vacuum Components

Most braking systems utilise the vacuum created by the vehicles engine as a means of amplifying the braking pedal effort of the vehicle. AAD carry an extensive range of vacuum components. We specialise in the remanufacture of Vacuum brake boosters. These take many shapes and sizes. Our extensive research and global sourcing ensures our ability to provide solution for any vehicle.

Vacuum Components available include:

  • Boosters
  • Couplings
  • Clamps
  • Hose
  • Repair kits
  • Tanks
  • T-pieces
  • Trailer braking systems

Reconditioned Units

The AAD range of reconditioned units is second to none in Australia.

All reconditioned units are rebuilt using only quality replacement components and are reconditioned to strict AAD re-manufacturing procedures. All reconditioning takes place in our re-manufacturing facility located within head office, in Melbourne.

All units are fully disassembled, shot blast to bare metal and rebuilt with all necessary new wearing parts.

The end product is then tested in accordance to AAD’s strict testing procedures.

Common Reconditioned Assemblies:

  • Calipers
  • Hydropowers
  • Master, Slave and Wheel Cylinders
  • Master Vacs
hydraulic cylinders



With over 3300 references in AAD’s Protex range of hydraulic cylinders, we offer the single largest range of cylinders available in the automotive aftermarket today.

Dedicated product development from worldwide sources ensures on going range expansion and maximum vehicle coverage. With a “First to market on new models” approach and a commitment to also cater for older vehicles, our proven quality and dependability ensures ongoing supply of Master, slave and wheel cylinders.

There is a Protex cylinder to fit most applications.

  • Master Cylinders
  • Slave Cylinders
  • Wheel Cylinders

The range of AAD hydraulic repair kits and components compliment the hydraulic cylinder range and allow for the cost effective repair of higher priced brake assemblies. All kits and components are sourced from the world’s leading rubber manufacturers.

Within excess of 3300 references incorporating the following

  • Caliper Pistons
  • Caliper Sealscylinders
  • Caliper Assemblies
  • Complete Rubber kits
  • Reservoirs
  • Caps


If it belongs to the brake system AAD will have it in our hardware range.

From the tube nut that screws into the master cylinder to the anti rattle clips.

AAD’s extensive range of hardware caters for a wide range of vehicles.

  • Brake pipe and tube
  • Banjo unions and bolts
  • T Pieces
  • Joiners and Elbows
  • Saddles
  • Clips and retainers
  • Anti rattle clips and shims
  • Copper washers
  • Springs
  • Take off Adaptors
  • Bleeder Screws
  • Tube & Flare Nuts
  • Bundy Tubing
  • Pad Fitting Kits
  • Wear Sensors
  • Shim Kits
  • Switches
disc rotors

Disc Rotors & Drums

AAD carry an extensive range of brake disc rotors and drums. The range offered is second to none.

The Protex Range of disc rotors and drums has been established and proven in the market for over a decade. Protex disc rotors and drums are now recognised as a leading brand in the automotive aftermarket. The range now has over 1900 references. Both hat and hub type rotors are available for most vehicles. All Protex rotors and drums are manufactured by World class manufacturers.


Protex standard brake discs offer unparalleled range and vehicle coverage. Ground and balanced ensuring maximum bedding in and trouble free operation straight out of the box. Protex Brake disc rotors are coated in rust preventative oil.


Protex brake drums are available in a wide range of applications to suit all popular drum brake models. From the smaller two door hatch right up to the largest commercial vehicles. There is a Protex brake drum to suit your application.

Protex Ultra Street:

Ultra street brake discs are manufactured from revolutionary technologically advanced materials providing enhanced braking performance and shorter stopping distances. The hat/hub, rim, grooves and holes are finished in a traditional sports red acrylic silicone metallic coating, to prevent rust. They look fantastic behind any open or Mag wheel. Ultra Street is packaged in a Gold High Gloss very distinctive designed box sure to grab customer’s attention when sitting on your shelf.

Features include:

  • Unique thermal cooling drill & groove patterndisc rotors
  • Enhanced braking performance
  • Shorter braking distance
  • Immediate removal of gases preventing glazing
  • Superior strength & life
  • Improved performance at high temperatures
  • Advanced cooling pillar system
  • Stylish red sports appearance
  • Reduced run out and DTV
  • Advanced molecular technology
  • Advanced molybdenum composition
  • Acrylic silicone metallic coating
Protex Groove:

Protex groove brake discs are grooved for more efficient braking performance and shorter stopping distances. The hat/hub, rim and grooves are finished in a black acrylic silicone metallic coating, preventing rusting. Packaged in its own distinctive silver box, Groove packaging is equally attractive to customers. Price pointed slightly under Ultra Street, Groove brake discs provide an affordable upgrade for most popular vehicles.

Features include:

  • Increased friction between pad and disc
  • Enhanced braking performance
  • Shorter braking distance
  • Reduced run out and DTV
  • Immediate removal of gases
  • Prevents glazing
  • Precision machined and ground
  • Improved performance at high temperature
  • Stylish sports appearance
  • Acrylic silicone metallic coating


disc pad wear sensors

Disc Pad Wear Sensors

AAD has recently released a range of Protex Disc Pad Wear Sensors. There are over 130 part numbers available to suit most of the vehicles requiring sensors in the Australian market today.

The high quality disc pad wear sensors are very competitively priced. A key feature is they fit not only Protex disc pads, but other brands of pads as well as .

Like all Protex products, they are sourced from world leading suppliers which are quality accredited and built to Original Equipment standards.

The TRW range of disc pad wear sensors are also exclusively available through AAD.

brake pads

Disc Brake Pads

AAD offer a wide range of disc brake pads. For all your disc pad preferences AAD has the pad to suit. The range covers most passenger vehicles on Australian roads today. Available from AAD are Protex, Bendix, TRW & Hawk disc pad ranges.


There’s a Protex disc brake pad for every car. A leading brand in Australia for over 10 years, Protex offers the single largest range of brake components available in the country today. Formulated to meet the specific quality, fit and performance requirements of modern passenger vehicles, Protex Disc Brake Pads are available for virtually every Australian, Japanese and European car built since 1990. Whatever type of car, whatever type of driving you do, there’s a Protex Disc Brake Pad to suit your needs and budget.


You can fit PROTEX ULTRA DISC PADS safe in the knowledge you are fitting a premium disc brake pad which will stop a vehicle effectively while delivering durability and quiet operation.

  • Manufacturing process utilises the advanced friction technology of positive mold – this ensures consistent compressibility and results in quiet operation and greater pad life
  • Our new premium ceramic formulation contains ceramic and copper fibres which are proven to dissipate heat
  • Protex ultra friction material remains stable under a wide range of temperatures ensuring consistent superior performance
  • Less abrasive formulation which minimises rotor wear – a primary cause of wheel dust
  • Triple layer advanced shim technology consists of a steel shim encased in specially formulated nitrile rubber to reduce pad vibration – a leading cause of squeal
  • Perform well from cold, with a stable friction coefficient up to 500 degrees

Designed and manufactured with the goal of meeting the challenge of effectively stopping 4WD vehicles, Protex 4WD brake pads are a certainty. Extensive testing in all conditions and the harshest terrains has produced only positive results. Innovative technology specifically matches each vehicle to its most compatible friction material, ensuring reliable braking performance.disc brake pads

  • Shimmed to reduce noise
  • Prolonged pad life
  • Effective braking even at high temperatures
  • Excellent fade resistance
  • Suitable for city, rural, towing and intrepid off-road driving

Formulated from quality non-asbestos materials and is recommended for the general purpose driving that makes up our suburban and city commuting. Designed to provide extended life and fade resistance, the Protex Blue range delivers smooth braking performance in every regular driving situation.

  • Excellent value for moneydisc brake pads
  • Suitable for light to moderate braking
  • himmed to reduce vibration noise
  • Low dust and low noise
  • Good stopping power

The innovative technology of Protex Plus uses steel strands within a non-asbestos, metallic brake pad to provide strength and conduct heat away from rotors. Specifically designed for heavy duty applications, the Protex Plus range is ideal for front wheel drives, utilities and light commercial vehicles. No matter what the vehicle Protex Plus delivers smooth braking performance, reduces brake dust and minimises fade and squeal.

  • disc brake padsDesigned for heavy duty applications
  • Suitable for moderate to heavy braking and towing
  • Extensive Australian, American, Japanese and European references
  • Long lasting semi metallic technology
  • Excellent fade resistance

You can have absolute confidence when you fit Bendix Brake Pads. Bendix uses its worldwide resources to manufacture premium quality disc pads designed and tested for Australian conditions. Bendix offers one of the widest ranges incorporating the latest technological innovations such as the exclusive Titanium Stripe to deliver customers positive pedal feel out of the box and do away with bedding-in to save brake fitters valuable time. Bendix has a complete range of friction products, including shoe linings for drum brakes and brake cleaning agents.

Bendix General CT

Bendix General CT brake pads are general purpose brake pads suitable for passenger vehicles in suburban, city and freeway driving. They feature the exclusive time saving Titanium Stripe and Ceramic Technology for superior noise, vibration and harshness control.

  • Ceramic Technology
  • Improved stopping performance
  • Low dust
  • Low rotor wear
  • Enhanced durability
  • Titanium Stripe
  • No bedding in, saving you time and money
  • Instant pedal feel from the first stop
  • Wide Range – more than 500 references available
  • NVH (Noise, Vibration & Harshness) Control – engineered and tested to eliminate noise & vibration
  • Does not void New Car Warranties*
Bendix Heavy Duty

Bendix Heavy Duty brake pads are a multi-purpose brake pad specially formulated to deliver heavy duty performance for all load carrying situations. Featuring the exclusive time saving Titanium Stripe, they deliver positive pedal feel from the moment you drive out of the workshop. The pads also feature a specially formulated insulation layer between the friction material and the backing plate for cooler braking and longer wear life. Choose Bendix Heavy Duty for ute’s, courier vans and pick ups and wherever you have heavy duty towing or load carrying situations.

  • Insulayer enables the brake pads to operate in high temperature conditions
  • bendix heavy duty disc brake padsLongerpad life
  • Improved fade
  • Improved rotor life
  • Titanium Stripe
  • No bedding in, saveing you time and money
  • Instant pedal feel from the first stop
  • Designed for commercial use
  • Great for towing
  • Handles extra loads
  • Ideal for taxis
  • Wide Range – more than 300 references available
  • Does not void New Car Warranties*
Bendix Ultimate

Bendix Ultimate brake pads are specially formulated to offer high friction, high temperature tolerance and a measurably better performance across a range of high performance braking conditions. They have exceptional stopping power with shorter stopping distances and resist brake fade at high temperatures. Choose Bendix Ultimate for supreme braking confidence for sports, performance and prestige vehicles.

  • Unmatchedstopping powerbendix ultimate disc pads
  • Excellent pedal feel
  • Tolerance of extreme temperature for total control
  • All parts gasketed for lownoise and quiet operation
  • No bedding in, saving you time and money
  • Instant pedal feel from the first stop
  • Designed for sport and performance use
  • Excellent high temperature wear and fade resistance
  • Exceptional cold performance
  • Wide Range – more than 100 references available
  • Does not void New Car Warranties*
Bendix 4WD

Bendix 4WD brake pads are specifically designed for 4WDs and SUVs for on road cruising and extreme off road conditions. Featuring the exclusive time saving Titanium Stripe, they deliver positive pedal feel from the moment you drive out of the workshop. The pads also feature EPR for extra strength, higher friction and greater heat resistance. Choose Bendix 4WD for confident performance under all conditions.

  • Increased material strength under extreme conditions
  • Increased heat resistance at high temperatures
  • Low rotor wear
  • Enhanced durability
  • Titanium Strip
  • No bedding in, saving you time and money
  • Instant pedal feel from the first stop
  • Wide Range – more than 100 references available to suit the majority of 4WD, AWD& SUV vehicles
  • Application specific material designed for 4WD vehicles
  • Low dust
  • Low noise
  • Exceptional fade resistance
  • Not harsh on rotors
  • Grooved front pads to expel dust and water
  • Does not void New Car Warranties*

TRW Brake Pads are manufactured by TRW Automotive and have always been the benchmark for the European aftermarket. Also a leading supplier of disc brake systems to vehicle manufacturers including Mercedes, Audi, Volvo, Suzuki, General Motors, Ford, Nissan, Toyota and Mitsubishi. TRW offer two exceptional ranges TRW European formulation & TRW D-TEC Next Generation.
Long before official safety and performance specifications were introduced, TRW had established its own test specification to ensure standards above and beyond the demands of the norm. Alpine tests and high speed fade tests are undertaken by TRW’s state-of-the-art testing facilities. Pads for Australian vehicles were developed on Australian braking systems and extensively road tested in Australia.

TRW’s stringent performance specifications ensure that all TRW pads have excellent fade resistance in most braking conditions, as well as good pedal feel and excellent recovery. TRW brake pads work when cold and continue to perform at very high temperatures. All TRW brake pads are scorched at 650°C eliminating initial fading and reducing the bedding-in time. The scorching process superficially heats the surface of the friction material to release residual gases and resins remaining after the manufacturing process.

All TRW pads are fitted with hot-glued rubber composite shims (or metal/original specification shims if required). This reduces vibration – the major cause of brake noise.

With over 900 references in stock, the TRW range of disc pads is by far the largest single range of disc pads available in Australia. TRW Disc brake pads can be fitted to any vehicle and will provide the driver with absolute braking confidence in most braking situations. Whether it’s a Mini Cooper, a large Ford Falcon V8 or a Toyota Land cruiser, TRW provides “Performance when it counts”.

TRW D-TEC Next Generation pads offer great performance, with less residual dust. TRW engineers have undertaken extensive research and development to bring to you a new generation ceramic friction material which delivers significantly less dust along with greater stopping power. Wear rates have been improved to help make this brake pad a great all-rounder with no compromise.


HPS – High Performance Street disc brake pads are world renowned for increasing stopping power on your street legal vehicle. Increasing the performance of your vehicles braking system is easy when you choose Hawk Performance’s HPS braking compound. This unique Ferro-Carbon formula was developed for street performance using the safety and quality of aerospace and motor sports severe-duty friction technology. The High Performance Street compound offers a higher coefficient of friction over stock brake pads and can provide you 20-40% more stopping power and higher resistance to brake fade than most standard replacement pads. Less fade means you will have a highly durable brake pad with less brake dust.

  • High friction/torque- hot or cold
  • Gentle on rotors
  • Extended pad life
  • Low dust
Brake Shoes

Brake Shoes

AAD stocks a comprehensive range of new Protex Gold Brake Shoes in complete axle sets.

We also offer a “Bond your own service” where by worn shoes are fully refurbished with new lining at a lower cost than complete new shoes.

Bonding is carried out in our fully equipped Bonding facility in Melbourne. Approximate turn around on bonding is 1 week, with VOR service available at additional cost.

All shoe sets are lined in premium non asbestos material and are precision radius ground to ensure ease of fitment. Available in standard and first oversize, in over 1000 applications.

Brake Hoses

Brake Hoses

Brake Hoses are often overlooked for fatigue and wear during servicing and tend only to be replaced after failing or leaking. Once a brake hose shows any sign of rubbing or cracking it should be replaced immediately.

AAD’s range consists of over 850 hoses which cater for the majority of vehicles on Australian roads.

In addition to our hose range AAD has the manufacturing ability to custom make hoses and stocks in excess of 400 individual end fittings. For exceptionally unique ends we possess the ability to rework the fittings of the old hose.

Also available are state of the art Hose Manufacturing and Testing systems. The BHM2000 is a complete Manufacturing and testing system for larger Brake Specialists or those specialising in the supply of hoses.

Braided Hoses can be made to order.

Brake Fluid

Brake Fluid

Brake Fluid is the life blood of the braking system. Huge demand is placed on brake fluid especially by modern day vehicles. With the increase in ABS and brake related stability control sets, the braking systems of vehicles fitted with such extras can generate temperatures up to 700 degrees C, causing the fluid to get as hot as 170 degrees C.

AAD stocks quality brand brake fluids in various container sizes. TRW and Protex Brake Fluids are premium Grade 3 Dot 4 fluids which are designed to handle both older and modern day vehicles.

Protex Fluid range includes:

  • Brake Assembly Fluids
  • Dot 3, 4 Brake Fluid and Silicon Fluid
  • Super Dot 4 Brake Fluid in 500ml, 5L and 20L
  • Brake Clean- 20 Litre drum only

Available in 500ml, 5 litre and 20 litre drums. All come in easy to pour containers and the different sizes suit all different needs.

TRW is the only Aftermarket manufacturer to produce every main component of the braking system. TRW supplies a world leading range of brake fluids, cleaners, mineral oils and greases. TRW produces braking products to TRW’s original Equipment OE specifications and only offer parts of the highest quality.

TRW fluid is available in a range of sizes from a small bottle to 20 litre drums. TRW’s extensive range of brake fluids caters for every type of vehicle. TRW branded brake fluids contain a complex blend of advanced lubricants, stabilisers, anti-oxidants and corrosion inhibitors. These ingredients minimise wear, maximise performance and ensure safe operation in ambient temperatures for -50c to +50c

  • TRW Dot 3- For vehicles with drum brakes front and rear, hydraulic clutch systems. Spec for late model ABS equipped Toyota vehicles (Please note Toyota will void your warranty if a Dot 3 fluid is not used)
  • TRW Dot 4 – For vehicles with disc brakes on front, drum brakes on rear, vehicles with disc brakes all-round. Suitable for vehicles with ABS.
  • TRW Racing Fluid – High Performance Brake Fluid especially developed for racing applications.
  • TRW brake cleaner is an essential choice for quicker, safer and easier braking repairs or servicing. Offering quick evaporation, and is CFC free, Biodegradable and safe on rubber components.TRW brake cleaner is available in a 500ml aerosol for your convenience.

Toledo Brake Fluid tester is also available.