Auto Service World
  November 2, 2015   by CARS Magazine

Wagner’s new OEx brake pads

OEX - LF PAIRWagner says its new line of premium replacement brake pads can help consumers stop up to 50 feet sooner when driving light trucks, sport utility vehicles and crossovers.

Revolutionary and validated, new Wagner OEX brake pads are now available in selected North American markets and offer an array of additional benefits, including reduced rotor wear and dusting, and up to two times longer pad life. Engineered and manufactured in the U.S., these new brake pads can be seen during the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

Wagner OEX brake pads are manufactured and marketed by Federal-Mogul Motorparts.

“Wagner once again sets a new benchmark for innovation and braking effectiveness with revolutionary Wagner OEX brake pads,” said Bill Nunnery, vice president of business development and product management, global aftermarket, Federal-Mogul Motorparts. “In the hyper-competitive aftermarket brake arena, we are proud to offer this innovative new technology which can stop pickups, SUVs and CUVs up to 50 feet sooner. We believe this impressive performance provides a considerable safety advantage for motorists.”

The Wagner OEX line includes 114 custom-shaped, application-specific pad designs covering 95 percent of utility-focused passenger vehicles registered in North America. Wagner says these unique, patent-pending pad shapes, combined with precisely engineered slots and cuts, improve performance by increasing turbulent airflow, allowing for cooler operation and improved stopping power.

“The Wagner brand’s market leadership has been established in part through our ability to anticipate and address changes in vehicle technology and consumer driving preferences,” said Christopher Battershell, director of brake product management, North America, Federal-Mogul Motorparts. “With the sustained shift toward utility-type passenger vehicles, our engineers identified the need for a clearly differentiated brake pad technology engineered to help enhance driving safety and overall braking performance on these harder working vehicles.”