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Cobreq expands portfolio with new applications for passenger cars and pick-ups

Cobreq expands portfolio with new applications for passenger cars and pick-ups

Cobreq, a brand of TMD Friction, a company of the Nisshinbo group, launches on the market a new range of applications of COBREQ® Ceramic brake pads, serving light line vehicles focused on SUV’s, pick-ups and medium sedans, maintaining its commitment to bring innovations to the Brazilian automotive segment. The inserts are made of high quality raw materials and ensure noise reduction, less dust on the wheels and vibration-free braking.

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Volkswagen ID.3 electric battery has rear brake drums with brake linings from TMD Friction

Volkswagen ID.3 electric battery has rear brake drums with brake linings from TMD Friction

The electric battery with high technology ID.3 is one of the great differentials of the new VW. Its weight and design were developed to be lighter, more compact and ecological. The vehicle’s drum brakes, although not necessarily associated with high technology, contribute positively to environmental protection and sustainability, which is, after all, the main objective of ID.3.

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Cobreq friction materials have more than 220 raw materials, including ecological ones

Cobreq friction materials have more than 220 raw materials, including ecological ones

Before the creation of friction materials, vehicles and machines were stopped by improvised equipment such as wood and leather. It was only in 1897 that the brake linings as we know them today were created, based on hair straps and cotton by the Englishman Herbert Frood. In 1908 the material was perfected using an asbestos fabric, which became the basis for the friction material in the following six decades due to its great resistance to temperature, flexibility, friction properties and compatibility with resins and other binders.

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4 signs your car needs to change the brake fluid

4 signs your car needs to change the brake fluid

Periodic overhaul is essential to ensure the best preservation of the vehicle, ensure efficient driving and avoid accidents. In addition to the inspection, in which the operation of the mechanical and electrical equipment and systems of the car is checked by a professional, it is essential that the driver also monitors the vehicle. In the brake system, for example, changing and checking the fluid level must be among the priorities, after all it is one of the components responsible for ensuring efficiency and safety when braking the car.

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4 care with the brake to safely descend the hill

4 care with the brake to safely descend the hill

The descent of the mountain is one of the most delicate stretches in a car ride. The mountainous region is steep and has a high incidence of rain and fog, so you have to be extra careful while driving. In addition to the maintenance of the vehicle, in particular brake and tire systems, which must be done before placing your foot on the road, it is necessary to use the brakes in the correct way so that it does not lose efficiency and ensures safety throughout the journey.

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