brakepads – Tires & Parts News https://tiresandparts.net Your News Source for Everything Automotive Mon, 10 May 2021 12:05:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.12 Federal-Mogul Motorparts Celebrates 120 years of Braking performance with Ferodo https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/federal-mogul-motorparts-celebrates-120-years-braking-performance-ferodo/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/federal-mogul-motorparts-celebrates-120-years-braking-performance-ferodo/#respond Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:18:27 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=21700 Federal-Mogul Motorparts is celebrating the 120th anniversary of its Ferodo brand of premium braking Original Equipment and aftermarket products this year. The Ferodo brand was established in 1897 in Chapel-en-le-Frith in the United Kingdom, and was acquired by Federal-Mogul in 1998. Ferodo went on to become a key part of the company’s braking brand portfolio […]

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Federal-Mogul Motorparts is celebrating the 120th anniversary of its Ferodo brand of premium braking Original Equipment and aftermarket products this year. The Ferodo brand was established in 1897 in Chapel-en-le-Frith in the United Kingdom, and was acquired by Federal-Mogul in 1998. Ferodo went on to become a key part of the company’s braking brand portfolio on a global basis, and especially in the Middle East. In the MENA region, Ferodo has a key presence in markets like the UAE, Morocco, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Cyprus, Lebanon, Algeria and Tunisia.

Tim Paustian, Regional Sales Director, MENA, Federal-Mogul Motorparts said that Federal-Mogul Motorparts has a long history with Ferodo, and this fits in well with the company’s portfolio of premium automotive parts, its focus on delivering innovation and setting new industry standards for OEM and aftermarket parts. Ferodo has been a trendsetter for many years in the field of braking products and due to its expertise in the field and its premium products has managed to establish its presence in the Middle East market.

Mainly due to the high reputation it has in the European market and in other global markets for its products, the Ferodo brand quickly gained a following in the Middle East and North African markets, registering significant growth between 2014 and 2016. Ferodo is known mainly for its innovative Eco-Friction range of environmentally-friendly low- and zero-copper brake pads.
These brake pads were produced after five years of painstaking research which involved testing of over 1,500 materials tested and development of 25 new components. The Eco-Friction range of brake pads not only meets but exceeds environmental norms that call for reduction of the amount of copper that is used in brake pads. They also confirm to the most stringent braking standards and various tests have proved that they offer best-in-class performance when tested against competing products.

Federal-Mogul Motorparts is a company that operates as an integrated supplier of high-quality automotive aftermarket parts belonging to highly reputed brands like Payen, AE, Champion and Jurid.

Federal-Mogul Motorparts will mark Ferodo’s 120th anniversary as part of the exclusive Eco Days series this year, where clients, distributors, partners, and members of the media will participate in three days of education, engagement and test drives focusing on Ferodo’s Eco-Friction technology. The event is being held from September 24th -27th,2017 in Belgrade, Serbia, and there will be many attendees from countries in the Middle East like UAE, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Egypt.

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Brembo Develops Braking system for Ford GT https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/brembo-develops-braking-system-ford-gt/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/brembo-develops-braking-system-ford-gt/#respond Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:29:34 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=20949 The Ford GT is one of the company’s most iconic models and is positioned as a supercar which provides motorists with the perfect combination of style and performance. For such a unique model, Ford needed a high-performance braking system. Brembo is known for the high-performance braking systems it has developed for both street cars and […]

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The Ford GT is one of the company’s most iconic models and is positioned as a supercar which provides motorists with the perfect combination of style and performance. For such a unique model, Ford needed a high-performance braking system. Brembo is known for the high-performance braking systems it has developed for both street cars and race cars. Hence, Ford chose Brembo to develop a premier braking system for the GT. Brembo equipped the Ford GT with its award-winning carbon ceramic (CCM) brake rotors having dedicated high performance brake pads on the front and the rear. This system is similar to the braking system Brembo had developed for the Ford GT race cars that won the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans race. These CCM discs are very lightweight, and less than half the weight of cast-iron discs. They also exhibit better performance at elevated temperatures. Another distinctive feature of the Ford GT will be its Brembo electro-mechanical parking brake (EPB).

Commenting on the fitment for the Ford GT, Dan Sandberg, president and chief executive officer, Brembo North America said that Brembo was proud to be chosen as the brake for the 647 hp Ford GT. He added that the Brembo had been working closely with the Ford engineering team on the Ford GT race cars and used the knowledge thus gained to design the lightweight braking system for the Ford GT street model. When compared to conventional cast iron braking systems, the two-piece CCM brakes on the Ford GT deliver 50 percent weight savings. In addition to the light weight, they also offer customers a choice of five caliper colors thus providing greater scope for customization.

The five colors are available as an optional upgrade on the Ford GT. Other than the standard anodized black calipers, the four additional shades are Blue, red, Orange and Silver. All calipers sport the well known Brembo logo in Black.

Another distinctive feature of the braking system is the electro-mechanical parking brake (EPB), which is  provided through a lightweight stand-alone black anodized aluminum caliper and is controlled through a software developed by Brembo and embedded in the vehicle’s ESC unit.  The Brembo EPB system functions both automatically and at the touch of a button, eliminating the cables that are normally seen in hand and foot-pedal parking brake systems.

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Pro Active Steps to Minimize Accidents https://tiresandparts.net/interaction/blog/pro-active-steps-minimize-accidents/ https://tiresandparts.net/interaction/blog/pro-active-steps-minimize-accidents/#respond Thu, 13 Apr 2017 14:08:06 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=20252 Car accidents are one of the leading causes of deaths on a global basis. While driver error accounts for a large percentage of fatal accidents, in many cases accidents occur due to faulty maintenance and bad condition of at least one of the vehicles involved in the accident. As the saying goes, “A stitch in […]

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Car accidents are one of the leading causes of deaths on a global basis. While driver error accounts for a large percentage of fatal accidents, in many cases accidents occur due to faulty maintenance and bad condition of at least one of the vehicles involved in the accident. As the saying goes, “A stitch in time saves nine” and following the tips given below will not only help minimize your chances of being in an accident but can also have a significant impact on the amount you spent on auto repairs.

Keep an Eye on Tire Tread Depth
Make periodic checks on your tire tread depth to ensure that your tires are not worn out. When you drive on tough terrain, the traction your tires have is an important factor. Having tires that are bald will mean that you need more time to slow down to avert a collision. It can also increase your chances of having a blowout.

Keep Tabs on Tire Pressure

Having tires that are either much below or above the recommended tire pressure increases the risk of accidents. If the pressure is low, it can cause a blowout and damage to the tire. On the other hand, if it is too high, less of the tire touches the ground, decreasing tire grip and ride comfort.

Uneven Wear
Watch out for any abnormal tire wear patterns. This could mean that the wheels need to be aligned.
Check on the condition of Your Lights

The condition of the lights of the car is very important, especially if you do a lot of night time driving. Do you remember the last time you had your brake lights, headlights and rear lights checked. In view of the element of safety they add to your drive, they do deserve a lot more attention than you currently give them.
Check Your Fluids
Top up your fluids regularly to ensure that the engines, the brakes, the windshield wipers are all in optimal condition. Oil is the lifeline of an engine and the level of brake fluid can affect their functioning.
Repair and Replace Brakepads as Needed
Your brakes play a key role in helping you to stop when needed. Hence, ensure that they will always work smoothly by driving carefully and monitoring the wear on your brakepads at regular intervals. If damage to the brakepads is not repaired, it can affect the rotors and lead to heavy repair bills and accidents.

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Meyle Launches Brake Pads with New Friction Material https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/meyle-launches-brake-pads-new-friction-material/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/meyle-launches-brake-pads-new-friction-material/#respond Sun, 29 Jan 2017 14:14:55 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=19602 Meyle has launched new brakes pads belonging to the Meyle-PD range. These brakes pads are notable for using a refined friction material mix. They are compatible with a wide range of van models like the VW Crafter, the Ford Transit and the Mercedes Sprinter. According to Meyle, the highly wear-resistant friction material mix was specially designed […]

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Meyle has launched new brakes pads belonging to the Meyle-PD range. These brakes pads are notable for using a refined friction material mix. They are compatible with a wide range of van models like the VW Crafter, the Ford Transit and the Mercedes Sprinter.

According to Meyle, the highly wear-resistant friction material mix was specially designed to extend the life of the brake pads. Another distinctive feature of these brake  pads is the use of triple-layer damping shims. They are attached to the brake pad backing and will help neutralize vibration and prevent brake squeal, when applying thebrakes.

Generally, brakepads in vans are subject to heavy loads and stress during operation and the new brakepads offer optimized brake performance thus increasing the life of the brakes. Now, these vans will need to be brought in only for regular service and not on an emergency basis for replacement of brakepads as they will be better able to tolerate wear and tear.

From the sustainability perspective, the new Meyle-PD brake pads do not contain copper or any other heavy metal additives.

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Bendix Relaunches Fleet MetLok Range https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/bendix-relaunches-fleet-metlok-range/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/bendix-relaunches-fleet-metlok-range/#respond Sun, 02 Oct 2016 12:21:35 +0000 http://tiresandparts.net/?p=17568 MAT Holdings, Inc., which owns Bendix Brakes has announced that the company will be relaunching the Fleet MetLok product range, a specialist line of automotive disc brake pads and rotors that have been designed specifically for use in severe-duty applications like heavy duty vehicles as well as service and pursuit vehicles. The Fleet MetLok product […]

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MAT Holdings, Inc., which owns Bendix Brakes has announced that the company will be relaunching the Fleet MetLok product range, a specialist line of automotive disc brake pads and rotors that have been designed specifically for use in severe-duty applications like heavy duty vehicles as well as service and pursuit vehicles.

The Fleet MetLok product line has been further expanded with brake pads that can provide better friction performance and coverage, and now the range includes rotors as well as pads.

Bendix Fleet MetLok semi- and low-metallic brake pads come with friction formulations that have been proven to ensure heat and fade tolerance, outstanding durability, noise-free performance, and excellent stopping in demanding applications. They also come with a 3-layer shim, burnishing compound in order to reduce break-in time, and a hardware kit when applicable.

The rotors belonging to the Fleet MetLok range are fashioned from Alloyed Carbon Performance Castings, which provide them with superior thermal stability and strength, and mean that they can be safely used in all driving conditions. Moreover, they also receive the Bendix proprietary heat-resistant SurfaceLokT coating, which significantly extends rotor life by reducing corrosion.

Products from the Fleet MetLok range are perfect for use in vehicles that are engaged in towing, hauling of heavy cargos, frequent stopping, and those meant for pursuit like police vehicles, work vans, taxis, tow trucks and construction pickup trucks.

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