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Bosch brake pads and Rotors

Bosch Brake Pads and Rotors In addition to manufacturing Bosch brake pads and rotors, the Bosch Automotive Division of Robert Bosch GmbH produces ADAS , Filters, Starters and Alternators, Batteries, Diesel Parts, Gasoline Fuel Systems, Steering Systems, Body Electronics, Engine Management, Spark Plugs, and Wiper Blades. The Bosch Automotive Division revenue in 2019 was approximately $51.9 billion. Bosch QuietCast Premium Disc Brake Pads • Molded Shim Technology (MST) pre-attached multilayer shims • Friction material: superior performance • Powder-coated backing plate: Prevents rust and corrosion for increased product life of the … Read More

Bendix brake pads and rotors

Bendix brake pads and rotors Bendix brake pads and rotors are made by MAT Friction Group, a division of MAT Auto Group. MAT Holding group is a global leader in automotive braking, transmission and suspension products for OEM/OE/OES and the aftermarket. MAT Holdings, Inc. is a privately held company, manufacturing and selling products in the automotive, fencing, hardware, and power equipment sectors, with approximately $1.4B in annual revenue. In addition to Bendix brake products, MAT Holdings also produces Gabriel ride suspension products as well as Powermate®, PROFORCE®, Industrial Air®, Southland® … Read More

StopTech brake pads and rotors

StopTech brake pads and rotors is a division of  Centric Parts StopTech is the high performance and racing brand of Centric Parts and a leading brand of world-class brake components and systems for production based race cars and high performance vehicles. In addition to building a wide range of race-proven braking systems, StopTech also supplies OEM vehicle assembly plants directly in a Tier 1 relationship and was the first company to offer balanced brake upgrades for production cars. Centric Parts was acquired by First Brands Group in December 2020. First … Read More

Never offer to pay cash for a car

Never offer to pay cash for a car when negotiating the price Why you should never offer to pay cash for a car Dealers make less money when you pay in cash Let’s get this straight from the get-go; car dealers make money on financing your car purchase. When you offer to pay cash you’re actually creating a DISINCENTIVE for the dealer to give you the best price. Paying in cash lowers their overall profit. When the salesperson asks if you want to finance, say “probably” That way they think … Read More

Wagner brake pads and rotors

Wagner brake pads and rotors Wagner was a division of Federal-Mogul. In 2018 Federal-Mogul was acquired by Tenneco one of the world’s leading designers, manufacturers, and marketers of automotive products for original equipment and aftermarket customers. With annual revenues of approximately 17.45 billion in 2020, Tenneco is a major player in the OE and aftermarket auto parts business. Tenneco’s  Motorparts division (DRiV) produces piston rings, pistons, valves, valve guides, valve seats, crankshaft and camshaft bearings, cylinder liners, seals, gaskets, heat shields, and spark plugs. It also produces OE and aftermarket … Read More

Raybestos brake pads and rotors

Raybestos brake pads and rotors Raybestos brake pads and rotors now owned by First Brands Group Raybestos was acquired by First Brands Group. First Brand Group also owns brake parts manufacturer Raybestos and Centric as well as FRAM filtration products, LuberFiner filtration products, TRICO wiper blades, ANCO wiper blades, Carter fuel and water pumps, Autolite spark plugs, and StrongArm lift supports. First Brands Group is a Tier 1 supplier to GM and was awarded the Supplier of the Year in 2020. First Brands Group’s revenue in 2020 was 2.2 Billion, … Read More

Brake rotor finish

Brake rotor finish How smooth does the brake rotor finish have to be? Brake Rotor Roughness Average Brake rotor surface “smoothness” is rated by its Roughness Average (RA). The RA should be below 80. The proper RA is critical to achieving the proper transfer layer for adherent style brake organic and ceramic pads as well as abrasive semi-metallic brake pads. If the surface is too smooth, it’s impossible to form a transfer layer onto the rotor face. If it’s too rough, the brakes will make noise, wear faster and even … Read More

Brake Rotor cooling vane designs

Brake Rotor Cooling Vane Designs Brake rotor cooling vanes draw outside air from the center of the disc and swirl it between the two rotor faces to dissipate heat from the rotor. Straight rotor cooling vanes The simplest rotor vane design is straight vanes. They cost the least to manufacturer but are the least efficient for cooling the rotor. Curved rotor cooling vanes Curved vanes tend to scoop more air than straight vanes. They also keep the air inside longer to remove more heat. Pillar rotor cooling vanes A pillar … Read More

Centric brake pads and rotors

Centric brake pads and rotors Centric brake pads and rotors now owned by First Brands Group Centric Parts was acquired by First Brands Group in December 2020. First Brand Group also owns brake parts manufacturer Raybestos as well as FRAM filtration products, LuberFiner filtration products, TRICO wiper blades, ANCO wiper blades, Carter fuel and water pumps, Autolite spark plugs, and StrongArm lift supports. First Brands Group is a Tier 1 supplier to GM and was awarded the Supplier of the Year in 2020. First Brands Group’s revenue in 2020 was … Read More

Brake grease versus anti-seize

Brake grease versus anti-seize Brake grease, not anti-seize is the go-to lubricant for disc brakes Many people use anti-seize to lubricant caliper slide pins. Then they wonder why their caliper slide pins seize. First, anti-seize is specifically NOT recommended for brake applications. It’s not a lubricant. It was never designed as a lubricant. If you go to the Permetex website and look at the recommended uses for anti-seize, you won’t see ANY mention of brakes. Anti-seize is a high solids lubricant which is the last thing you want for caliper … Read More

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