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Technician’s Guides

Understanding Brake Judder

Date:29 Sep 2021

Brake judder can be felt as a vibration. It is a sensation that can be felt through the steering wheel, your brake pedal and potentially through your seat. Depending on the severity of the judder, you may even feel the...

Recurring Brake Judder - Case Study

Date:29 Sep 2021

Originally the vehicle was taken into the garage to replace a worn set of front discs and pads. After replacing the parts, the vehicle was test driven and the garage satisfied with the work that had been done. The vehicle...

Bedding-in and Material Transfer Process

Date:29 Sep 2021

Definition The “bedding-in” for brakes is essential for the brakes to perform optimally. Friction is key for efficient braking. Friction is a force resistant to movement between contacting areas. In braking there are 2 types of friction processes that occur...

Brake Judder - Preventative Steps

Date:29 Sep 2021

Our articles Understanding brake judder and Bedding in & Material Transfer Process should have provided you with a better understanding of braking technology. Armed with that information, here is a helpful article on preventative steps that can be taken to...

Directional Pads – observations for fitting

Date:29 Sep 2021

With constant demand for improvement in all aspects of performance, vehicle manufacturers have designed brake pads for numerous applications that must be mounted directionally. As such after-market brake specialists such as Apec Braking have followed suit, offering replacement pads that...

ABS Sensors

Date:29 Sep 2021

An anti-lock braking system (ABS) is a vehicle safety system that allows the wheels of a car to maintain tractive contact with the road surface while braking, preventing the wheels from locking up (ceasing rotation) and avoiding uncontrolled skidding. It...

Preventing NVH in vehicle braking systems

Date:29 Sep 2021

When deciding what car to buy, one of the highest priorities for potential customers is the cabin experience. Layout, comfort, technology and audio are all major influencers of customer perception, and are areas where automotive manufacturers can significantly differentiate their...

Corrosion and how it affects braking systems

Date:29 Sep 2021

Corrosion is a natural process that deteriorates metal or its properties because of a reaction with the environment. The corrosion that we are most familiar with is the formation of rust on the surface of metals when they are exposed...

Premature Wear of Outer Pad - A Case Study

Date:29 Sep 2021

This issue had spanned over a few months. It had started with the owner of the vehicle purchasing the vehicle and requesting for the brakes to be replaced. A few months after the brakes were replaced the owner reported of...

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