Dust from car brakes and tyres will be the biggest pollution factor in the UK when the country’s vehicle fleet has gone all electric, a new study has found. Fragments of microplastics from tyres, road surfaces and brakes will also flow into rivers, and ultimately the sea, government advisors have suggested. Ministers have now said that based on the report, they will look to introduce new standards to improve tyres and brakes, and is calling for industry support, to prevent the potential pollution levels they may cause. The government’s Air Quality Expert Group said particles from brake wear, tyre wear and road surface wear directly contribute to well over half of particle pollution from road transport. "No legislation is currently in place specifically to limit or re
Designed to guarantee high level performance in road use for those who want a more lively, but also safer drive, the XTRA pads are the perfect match for XTRA and MAX sport discs, amplifying their advantages in terms of performance and pedal feel, as well as comfort and durability. For the production of the new XTRA brake pads, Brembo uses an exclusive material -made up of more than 30 different components - and pays particular attention to details and looks, making them immediately recognisable. The Brembo stand will also feature products from the entire Aftermarket range, including the new co-cast disc made to replace the original composite discs fitted to the most recent premium Mercedes applications, for which Brembo is already the OE manufacturer. The Aftermarket product main
Euro Car Parts has bolstered its range of braking products, adding 87 new references across Eicher, Pagid and Brembo. All products are backed by Euro Car Parts’ delivery network and no quibble guarantee. Among the raft of new product additions are 38 new discs added to the Eicher range, including rear brake discs for the 2015 Ford Transit Connect, front brake discs for the Kia Sportage 2016 and front brake discs for BMW Series 2 vehicles manufactured after 2014. A range of specialist high carbon brake discs has also been launched by Eicher, designed to withstand higher temperature loads and increased stability, in addition to offering improved dampening and reducing brake noise. Adding further to Euro Car Parts’ braking portfolio are products from Pagid, including front brak
Comline has strengthened its brake pad and hub assembly kit portfolios with a raft of new-to-range references. These new additions bring Comline’s brake pad range to 917 part numbers, while there are now 225 hub assembly kit references available alongside an equally comprehensive range of wheel bearing kits. Among the new additions added to the brake pad roster are two references for BMW and Mini models. Part numbers CBP02318 (front) and CBP2319 (rear) can be fitted to the BMW 2-Series (2013-on), i3 (2013-on), X1 (2014-on), as well as the Mini Countryman (2016-on) and Clubman (2014-on). Within the hub assembly range, the latest product release is a rear hub assembly, CHA236, for the Opel/Vauxhall Astra (2011-on) and Zafira (2011-2012). Also featured are two notable rear hub a
Brake Engineering has extended its aftermarket portfolio by introducing several new additions across its product range for passenger cars and LCVs, including new brake calipers, pads and shoe sets. The latest additions include two new brake calipers for Honda Legend IV applications. There are six brake shoe sets for applications including Dacia Dokker Express, Mercedes-Benz Citan Mixto and Renault Zoe, as well as nine brake pads covering BMW 2 Coupe, Land Rover Discovery Sport and Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupe. Brake Engineering carries out in-depth research of the fastest moving products throughout the UK, supporting its product development and allowing it to ensure that additional parts brought to market are both relevant and required. For more information, visit www.brake-eng.com...
Brake Engineering has introduced eight new painted brake calipers to its extensive range covering Audi, Volkswagen and Skoda vehicles. The additional brake calipers include six new black calipers for the Audi S5 (2007) and S6 (2006), as well as the Volkswagen Phaeton (2003). Two new red calipers also feature to cover the Skoda Octavia and Volkswagen Golf (2012). The coloured caliper range enables technicians to quickly identify the correct part as it matches the caliper colour originally fitted on the vehicle, providing added reassurance that it will fit first time. The new additions represent Brake Engineering’s ‘Original Aftermarket’ promise to provide customers with traceable braking solutions based on the company’s longstanding aftermarket experience and expertise. All o