TMD Friction has revealed that it is continuing to fight back against fake parts amid reports of a rise in the number of fake components entering the aftermarket. The manufacturer is currently working on a security seal that will be directly linked to its computer system, allowing any factor or garage to check the authenticity.
ZF Aftermarket has been awarded the Partslife environmental award for its use of “Powder Adhesive Technology” in the production of its TRW branded brake pads. The pads are now manufactured without organic solvents as a result of this technology. The award aims to promote innovative and exemplary measures for environmental protection, and to encourage employees of other companies to imitate them.
Clutch and brake specialist National Auto Parts shows no signs of halting growth in 2019 as it introduces more additions across two of its key product ranges. In response to demand, 11 new brake pads and two new clutch parts have been added this month, now available to aftermarket customers.
49 new brake pads have been added to National Auto Parts’ product range in March, underlining the company’s commitment to bringing to market products that are in demand at both garages and motor factors.
Delphi’s new range of brake products are currently featured on the company’s stand at Automechanika Birmingham 2017. Products include R90 certified discs, an extended range of coated discs, copper-free pads and a new programme of caliper slider kits.
Servicesure Autocentres, The Parts Alliance garage programme, are urging motorists to check out the new Brakesure offer of lifetime replacement on brake pads, which is now available from over 200 garages within the Servicesure network right around the UK.
Comline Auto Parts (Comline), the award-winning British distributor of European, Japanese and Korean replacement parts, has enhanced its brake pad and disc offering with over 50 new part numbers. The company says its friction offering is a major reason for its status as one of the fastest-growing automotive brands in Europe.
Autoparts UK has introduced 40 new-to-range pads under the established Padtech brand, offering customers expanded vehicle parc coverage. The range covers a number of high profile makes and models including: Ford, Renault, Hyundai, Fiat, BMW, Audi, Toyota, Kia, Citroen, Peugeot, Mazda, Honda, Mercedes and Volkswagen.
Roadlink International has successfully demonstrated the performance of its brake pads after putting the product through extensive tests against an original equipment (OE) brand. IDIADA Automotive Technology UK carried out the independent research comparing the stopping power and pad wear of a recognised OE pad against the Roadlink RF4001 brake pad.
Delphi and The Parts Alliance have launched a promotion that will allow six garage customers enjoy the road trip of a lifetime along Route 66. The ‘Dream Drive’ promotion will run for two months (from 1 March to the end of April) across The Parts Alliance’s South West branches and through members Allparts, CES, GMF, SC Motor Factors, Dingbro, BBC Superfactors and BMS Superfactors. The promotion is being supported by a website, dreamdriveusa.com.
GSF Car Parts’ Vetech braking programme, which offers a trusted brake friction solution to garages for price-sensitive work, has grown quickly throughout 2016 according to the company. The range of pads has been developed significantly over the last 18 months and now includes 550 references, with the focus on covering popular cars that are three years and older.
Delphi Product & Service Solutions has launched its new copper-free brake pad range. The parts manufacturer says its new formulas offer improved brake fade performance for increased safety, feel, and refinement as well as the environmental benefits. The range offers 95 per cent car parc coverage of European and Asian applications. The launch comes nine years ahead of 2025 legislation to reduce copper materials in braking components to just 0.5 per cent.
BMW’s E36 M3 is well on its way to classic status, meaning that owners will potentially want to upgrade components. Italian brake manufacturer Tarox now provides such a product, with front disc and pad sets for all models. The kits offer a direct replacement to the OEM parts, but with significantly improved performance and less tendency to fade, Tarox claims.
Braking systems specialist, Brake Engineering has called on the automotive aftermarket not to “coat over the real issues of fitting brake discs.” The company states that training is more important than ever for the independent automotive aftermarket.