Auto Service World
Feature   December 1, 2010   by Auto Service World

Ceramic Pads for European Applications

Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket has just launched its new line of ATE Ceramic Brake Pads, which are now available for a wide variety of European vehicles. These brake pads are based on a new, high-technology friction formulation that, when compared to conventional compounds, produces almost no wear debris. The low-dust operation of these brake pads ensures that valuable rims retain an attractive appearance for a longer period. The innovative compound used in ATE Ceramic Brake Pads also reduces noise during braking and helps provide ultra-quiet performance. Extensive comparison tests under tough daily operating conditions have shown that ATE Ceramic brake pads last longer than standard brake pads and significantly extend the service life of the brake rotors. This reduction in wear reduces repair costs and saves money for motorists. ATE Ceramic Brake Pads are engineered to OE specifications for optimum fit, form, and performance. They are application-matched to meet specific vehicle requirements. All pads include shims, chamfers, and wear sensors based on OE vehicle specifications, as well as the applicable OE hardware for fast and easy installation. ATE Ceramic Brake Pads meet strict European ECE R90 standards. This assures quality equal to or better than the original equipment they replace.

Continental Corporation/ATE