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Correct Fitment: Not all pads are the same

April 24, 2024 • Brakes, News, Technical Articles • Views: 83

In the workshop, time is precious – especially throughout busy periods. It is during these times that best practice can sometimes be overlooked in favour of getting the job done quickly.

Alldata Europe solves Seat Leon brake light problem

April 22, 2024 • Brakes, News, Technical Articles • Views: 88

A vital part of any repair job is having the right tools – and that doesn’t always mean physical either. Alldata Europe, a provider of original vehicle manufacturer (VM) repair, maintenance and diagnostic data, supplies genuine procedures for more than 133,000 vehicle combinations and has an archive of eight million technical repair methods. However, when …

Continental to help develop wheel hub drive with integrated brake

January 17, 2024 • Brakes, News, Technical Articles • Views: 501

Continental has entered a strategic partnership with Munich-based high-tech company DeepDrive to develop core technologies for electric vehicles. As a first milestone, both companies will jointly develop a combined unit comprising drive and brake components for mounting directly on the vehicle wheel. DeepDrive is a specialist in the development of efficient electric motors. Continental, in …

Comline: Understanding brake disc crazing

November 22, 2023 • Brakes, News, Technical Articles • Views: 327

Decoding ‘crazing’ Technicians, imagine a scenario where you are inspecting a vehicle’s brake disc and notice an unusual pattern on its surface: a cluster of small, hairline cracks resembling ‘orange peeling’ or the appearance of crazy paving. This phenomenon is what experts refer to as brake disc ‘crazing’. These clusters of cracks can vary in …

Installation advice from Comline

August 1, 2023 • Brakes, News, Technical Articles • Views: 305

A number of applications within the Comline brake disc range feature integrated ABS rings. Such designs are prevalent among Citroen and Peugeot vehicles, but there is a common fitment issue with this type of disc that relates to the ABS ring and sensor. The following Comline bulletin outlines the problem and the simple solution: Fault …

Borg & Beck offers best-practice braking tips

April 12, 2023 • Brakes, News, Technical Articles • Views: 333

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: 911

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: 444

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: 229

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: 502

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.