Wear behaviours of aluminum silicon alloy and AlSi/graphite composite were investigated at ambient and elevated temperatures. The trend showed a decrease in wear rate with increase in temperature. The reduction in wear rate was mainly attributed to the formation of glazing layer and oxide layer at higher temperature. This was invariably observed in alloy and composites. In addition, the presence of graphite in composite offered better wear resistance for all temperatures under consideration. The wear due to oxidation was predominant during high temperature sliding. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.