Providing a comprehensive brake service solution for European vehicles

With a high level of desirability driving the growth in sales of European cars in recent years, the popularity of marques such as Audi, BMW and Volkswagen is ever increasing.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics 2021 Motor Vehicle Census revealed the number of leading European vehicles on our roads has increased on average over 50 percent during the last five years and shows no signs of slowing.
European styling flair, brand appeal and high levels of refinement are amongst the reasons why European cars are finding favour with Australian car buyers.
However, to meet the demands of their domestic markets, typically European passenger cars are developed to offer different driving dynamics to their American and Asian counterparts too, with steering, chassis, suspension and braking all playing a role in shaping the vehicle’s characteristics and the driving experience.
When it comes to friction components, European manufacturers favour low-metallic brake friction materials. With a lower metal content, low metallic friction compounds offer improved heat dissipation, more consistent braking performance and are kinder to discs than the semi-metallic friction formulations used by many Asian and American manufacturers.
HELLA says replacing worn brake pads and shoes on European vehicles with anything other than high quality low-metallic friction components can alter the characteristics of the vehicle under braking and result in increased vibration, more noise and longer stopping distances.
HELLA Pagid Brake Systems – the result of a joint venture between HELLA and TMD Friction – provides a comprehensive range of brake pads, brake shoes, discs and drums that are developed and manufactured to the precise specifications of the original part, making them the perfect partner for European vehicles, says HELLA.
Its extensive OE program means many European models roll off production lines equipped with Pagid brake friction.
Pagid is also trusted by race teams competing at some of the highest levels of motorsport, a competency which is transferred from the track to our roads, says HELLA.
The HELLA Pagid range covers 99 percent of European passenger cars and light commercial vehicles, including all the top selling European models in Australia and New Zealand, such as the VW Amarok, Skoda Octavia and Volkswagen Golf, and performance cars such as the Audi R8 and Porsche 911.

HELLA Pagid products will be on display at the AAAExpo on the HELLA stand, J2.

For more information, call 1800 061 729 or email info.au@HELLA.com