SAFETY AND PERFORMANCE
With TRW Brake Fluids
Many of today’s vehicles feature advanced technologies including anti-lock braking systems (ABS) and electronic stability programmes (ESP).
As these technologies develop, complementary products such as brake fluid need to act quickly to maximise safety and performance.
Whenever a vehicle’s brakes are used, the brake fluid heats up and, as brake hoses get older, the amount of moisture that gets into the system increases, resulting in a lowering of the brake fluid’s boiling point.
If the brake fluid reaches boiling point, ‘vapour lock’ can occur, potentially resulting in brake failure.
ZF Aftermarket recommends workshops regularly check a vehicle’s brake fluid, with annual changes advised.
Available from ZF in Oceania is the TRW brake fluid range, which caters for a wide range of vehicles, including those with drum brakes through to high-performance vehicles with ABS and ESPs.
Driven by safety, all TRW brake fluids are tested to the extreme and exceed international DOT specifications.
ZF Aftermarket says the range incorporates the latest technology to make vehicles safer, with a blend of advanced lubricants, stabilisers, antioxidants and corrosion inhibitors to help minimise wear and maximise performance:
• TRW DOT 3 is designed for vehicles with front and rear drum brakes, as well as hydraulic clutch systems. Some Japanese car manufacturers recommend DOT 3 for their vehicles with ABS and ESP.
• TRW DOT 4 is recommended for vehicles with disc brakes on the front and drum brakes on the rear. It is also suited for vehicles with disc brakes all round, and those fitted with ABS. The DOT 4 ESP is suited for vehicles fitted with ABS and ESP, while the DOT 4 GT is for high-performance vehicles.
• TRW DOT 5.1 is designed to complement the very latest ESP and is ideal for heavy, high-performance car with its low viscosity.
For more than 100 years, the TRW brand has earned a reputation as an expert in automotive braking and safety systems.
TRW designs braking systems for over half the world’s vehicles, building much of the original equipment they are fitted with when they roll out of the factory.
The local TRW brake program includes over 9,000 part numbers covering brake pads, discs, drums, shoes, electric park brake (EPB), master and wheel cylinders, hoses, boosters and calipers. Consumable products such as brake fluid, brake grease and brake cleaner are also available.
TRW: backed by ZF
ZF is a global technology company and supplies systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility.
ZF explains that it allows vehicles to see, think and act. In the four technology domains of Vehicle Motion Control, Integrated Safety, Automated Driving, and Electric Mobility, ZF offers comprehensive solutions for established vehicle manufacturers and newly emerging transport and mobility service providers.
ZF electrifies different kinds of vehicles. With its products, the company says it contributes to reducing emissions and protecting the climate.
ZF, which acquired WABCO Holdings Inc. on May 29, 2020, now has 160,000 employees worldwide with approximately 260 locations in 41 countries.
ZF says safety is at the forefront for its activities with its team conducting rigorous testing of all items, giving vehicle manufacturers, aftermarket suppliers, workshops, and ultimately consumers, the confidence to trust the wide array of products available from its brands.
For more information, visit www.trwbraking.com.au