Borg & Beck offers best-practice braking tips

April 12, 2023 • Brakes, News, Technical Articles • Views: 118

Renowned supplier of premium quality aftermarket components, First Line Ltd, is dedicated to assisting its customers with as much information as possible

Copper slip vs Ceratec: facts for the modern mechanic

March 22, 2023 • Brakes, News, Technical Articles • Views: 206

Years ago, you couldn’t visit a garage without seeing a tin of copper slip sat on the bench, complete with paint brush, explains Scott Irwin MIMI, head of technical training at TMD Friction.

Comline expert answers common brake safety questions

June 9, 2022 • Brakes, News, Technical Articles • Views: 321

Comline Ireland says it is enthusiastic about providing technicians with useful, thorough and up-to-date information, to ensure a first time fit, every time.

Apec: Brake Judder Preventative Steps

October 8, 2021 • Brakes, News • Views: 136

Brake Judder – Preventative Steps Pre-Inspection Test drive the vehicle prior to removal of any parts to confirm any symptoms. Visually inspect the tyres. Uneven tyre wear, radial separation and damage to the tyre are causes of symptoms that can sometimes be mistaken for brake related issues. Check the condition of the wheel bearings. A …

Experts recommend workshops brake check while tyre changing

October 6, 2021 • Brakes, News, Technical Articles • Views: 378

The brake professionals from Otto Zimmermann GmbH in Germany want to increase the safety of drivers. They say this can easily be ensured by a brake check when changing tyres.

Breck highlights importance of brake pad replacement

June 5, 2019 • Brakes, News • Views: 660

Many people, for various reasons, tend to severely procrastinate when it comes to replacing parts in their cars. However, there comes a time when further delay not only causes permanent damage to the car, but also poses risk to the safety of the driver and other road users. Brake pads are an excellent case in …

Pagid’s manufacturing excellence highlighted in new video

June 26, 2018 • Brakes, News • Views: 1015

Leading brake brand Pagid, has created a new video highlighting the manufacturing excellence that goes into making every one of its brake pads. The video, which can be viewed at shows the stringent quality processes that are present at each stage of the manufacturing journey, from the receipt of raw materials, through production, quality …

How to avoid complaints of brake judder

August 18, 2017 • Brakes, News • Views: 1198

Renowned supplier of premium quality aftermarket components, First Line Ltd, is dedicated to assisting its customers with as much information as possible, which is demonstrated through the extensive technical and product bulletins the company produces. As part of this commitment, the company is focused on ensuring that installers fully understand the important aspects of Brake …

Drum brake issues: remedy or replace?

May 15, 2017 • Brakes, News • Views: 3954

Vital to the proper operation of a commercial vehicle’s braking system, a brake drum is a crucial component. Excessive wear of the brake drum can lead to potential brake failure, which is why regular inspection and periodic replacement when needed is so important. Brake friction supplier Lumag advises CV workshop technicians on what signs of …

MIRA Test results show Ferodo Eco-Friction brake pads are best in class

October 6, 2016 • Brakes • Views: 5340

Federal-Mogul Motorparts has issued test results that show Ferodo Eco-Friction low and zero copper brake pads provide greater stopping power compared to competitors’ traditional, copper-based materials. The test was carried out by UK independent proving ground and research consultancy, MIRA. From 100kph, Eco-Friction brake pads are shown to improve the braking performance of a Mk6 …