The concept of ‘Original Aftermarket’ from Brake Engineering, which promotes quality braking parts in the automotive industry, is more pertinent than ever as it celebrates five years of the initiative.
Original Aftermarket was launched to redefine the supply and fit of braking products in the automotive aftermarket and bring transparency, clarity and quality to an overly complex product sector.
Since the launch, Brake Engineering has introduced a number of services to support its braking ranges including a range of merchandise, technical bulletins, Core Acceptance POS, ‘A Day In The Life Of A Brake Engineering Caliper’ and a suite of product literature.
Brake Engineering has been remanufacturing brake calipers for over 35 years. And in this time, it has refined the process to ensure every unit is of the highest possible quality before entering the market.
As an example, every remanufactured brake caliper is fitted with brand new pistons seals and sliders and every unit is end of line tested using high- and low-pressure testing. This is coupled with the fact that all its remanufactured calipers are produced in the UK at the centre of excellence in Wrexham, North Wales.
When remanufacturing calipers, the core is subject to strict acceptance criteria and a stringent quality remanufacturing process that involves its inspection, dismantling, cleaning, rebuild and test. Brake Engineering calipers are also electroplated with a chrome 6 free finish, which is also better for the environment, to extend the life of the caliper.
Ensuring correct part identification
Brake Engineering has introduced technical bulletins offering specialist advice on a wide range of calipers and wheel cylinders, including information on product identification and the intricate differences of each part number. This further aids correct part identification, the largest reason in the market for returns. The bulletins bring transparency to the overly complex braking sector, aiding correct caliper identification with part number dimensions, images and fitting guides, all of which make product differences more recognisable to workshops.