Recently released part numbers and products in the brake category include pads from Bosch, an air-brake line release tool from OTC, increased caliper coverage from Raybestos, and new pads and rotors from Continental’s ATE line.
Welcome to AutoService World’s Category Focus, looking at recent announcements from automotive aftermarket parts manufacturers and distributors.
Raybestos has increased its caliper coverage with the addition of premium Element3 new plated brake calipers and Raybestos R-Line remanufactured plated caliper part numbers.
According to Kristin Grons, marketing manager for Brake Parts Inc., the new coverage allows Raybestos to continue to make timely shipments and ensure our customers have parts when they need them.
“Raybestos new and remanufactured calipers are plated to provide peak performance in even the harshest conditions,” said Grons.
With 100 percent new components, no core return and lower warranty rates, Raybestos Element3 new plated calipers provide hassle-free installation and optimal performance. Designed and manufactured to strict Raybestos engineering specifications, these award-winning premium calipers offer original-equipment precision at a fraction of the cost of OE.
Pads and rotors
Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket now offers greater European application coverage with its ATE brake parts program, including ATE Original Brake Pads and ATE Single Pack Rotors.
ATE Original Brake Pads covers 88% of European vehicles on North American roads.
Featuring leading brake technology, ATE Original Brake Pads are formulated to original equipment friction specifications, and they’re built and tested to meet or exceed the manufacturer’s standards.
According to Continental, ATE Original Brake Pads instantly deliver maximum braking power without fade, squeal, or judder. They’re engineered for low heat transmission to prevent pedal failure. All brake pads are equipped with under layers and noise damping sheets to minimize noise during braking.
Nineteen new SKUs were added to the Bosch QuietCast Brake Pad and Bosch Blue Disc Brake Pad product lines in February. The new part numbers extend coverage to late-model domestic, European and Asian vehicles in operation in the U.S. and Canada including 2015-2016 Mercedes-Benz C300, 2016 Kia Optima, 2017 Nissan Titan and 2018 Ford Expedition.
Eight new SKUs have been added to the QuietCast line extending coverage to nearly 1.3 million vehicles. The new part numbers include synthetic lubricant with all applications and a hardware kit on select applications. The Bosch QuietCast Brake Pads are developed for the technician who works on all makes and models all day.
And 11 new SKUs have been added to the Bosch Blue Disc Brake Pad product line, covering 1.1 million vehicles. The pads feature multi-layer shims that provide superior noise dampening. The pads are designed to deliver quality and performance and are ideal for the shop owner who is looking to provide customers with the best value.
In total, nearly 1.3 million additional vehicles are covered by the QuietCast and Blue Disc Brake Pad product lines.
Brake line release tool
OTC has introduced the new 5089 Air Brake Line Release tools, designed to separate connectors on the power steering (P/S) system and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) coolers without damage. The tools are recommended for use on 2003-later medium duty trucks and are now available in North America.
In addition to separating the connectors for the P/S system and the EGR cooler, the Air Brake Line Release tools can be used on connectors for other liquid and air lines. Each tool has two sizes: 3/8″ and 5/8″; 1/2″ and 3/4″. The tools are similar to J-45666 and J-42971.
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