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.
Braking systems specialist, Brake Engineering has added six new part numbers to its product range. The new references cover more than 50 vehicle applications for the following makes and models: Nissan Juke, Volkswagen Amarok, Ford B-Max and Fiesta, BMW 1, 3, and 4-series and Renault Clio.
The First Line Group (FLG) has introduced double rubber Becktec shimmed brake pads to stand alongside its Becktec coated discs, in an improved and expanded Borg & Beck braking line up. The corporate blue Borg & Beck shims are designed to deliver anti-vibration and noise reduction benefits.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation is presenting some its latest brake pad developments at Automechanika in Frankfurt, Germany from the 16 to 20 September in hall 3.0, stand D.51. According to the company details about Federal-Mogul Motorparts strategies and its products – including Ferodo’s zero copper Eco-Friction brake pads will be shared along with information relating to the company’s recent acquisition of Honeywell’s Friction Material business.
Autoparts UK has launched a new 20,000 mile / 20 month warranty on its braking brands, Padtech brake pads and Disctech brake discs. The new 20/20 warranty is a massive investment for one of the UK’s fastest growing motor factors and requires no sign up from independent garages in order to take advantage of the […]
Nottingham City Transport (NCT) will run its Scania double decker buses with PFC Brakes brake pads following a two vehicle trial period. The trial, led by NCT, monitored pad and disc wear on two Scania double decker buses, which are used daily around the city. The results confirmed that the PFC Brakes would cover 156,000km […]
PFC Brakes has been chosen as official brake supplier to Renault Sport Technologies for its new Clio RS R3T rally car. The company’s pads, discs and calipers incorporate innovations, such as piston cap insulators, which reduce temperature transfer to the brake fluid by as much as 55˚C, minimising the risk of boiling the fluid. This should help the brakes to deliver better performance on tarmac and gravel while adhering to stringent cost and technical requirements set for the category.
According to the weekly e-newsletter of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation, Kwik Fit has introduced a new fleet pricing strategy, which sees all brake pads and discs for a manufacturer's individual car and light commercial vehicle model range priced identically irrespective of the derivative of the vehicle.
Having introduced a new range of brake discs at the beginning of the year, ACDelco’s UK and European aftermarket operation says the company has been “delighted with the uptake”. Taking in some 1,200 part numbers, the range provides comprehensive coverage of the pan-European vehicle parc and complements the distributor’s existing range of 1,500 brake pads.
UK brake supplier Apec has expanded its product range with the addition of 13 new brake pads, continuing the expansion of what the company says is Europe's largest range of direct replacement braking items, which now stands at over 1,400 brake pads, and over 6,000 braking products.
Tarox has released a brake upgrade kit for Ford’s powerful Mk2 Focus RS. The kit consists of two precision-machined 300mm two-piece discs and uprated pads. Also available is a matching rear disc upgrade.
A total of 32 new MAN TGX Efficient-Line demonstration vehicles recent left MAN’s truck forum bound for the company’s German sales offices. Aluminium giant and wheelmaker Alcoa reports that MAN’s green truck and the Dura-Bright wheels are a strong partners thanks to the truck’s “advanced drive technology and excellent fuel efficiency, that today’s long-distance transport has the potential to save up to 3 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres.”
Tenneco Inc. has launched a mail-in consumer rebate program to support its Monroe brake brand, reports Tire Review. In the Monroe “Brake 4 Gas” promotion, consumers buying Monroe Ceramics or Dynamics brake pads between 1 April and 31 May will receive rebates of $15 for buying one set and $30 for two sets, Tenneco said.
Maxxis International (UK)’’s motorcycle distribution arm, Bickers has expanded its range of brake pads from Vesrah. Made in Japan to OE specifications, Vesrah pads give powerful, responsive braking dependable wet or dry, fast or slow, road or track according to the manufacturer. The three ranges available comprise the RJL pad for road and race; the JL road and off-road pad; and the standard semi-metallic/organic carbon pad.
Midas Inc. has acquired the 22 Midas automotive service shops in Northern California owned by franchisee Maurice Glad, who had just reached a $1.8 million fraud settlement with the state of California, reports Tire Review. Two of those locations were then re-franchised to another Midas franchishee.