It is clear that the ability to stop a car or to reduce its speed to a secure level is one of the most important safety aspects of motoring. The braking system is therefore one of the most important safety systems in the car. It has to be absolutely failsafe and reliable, which means brake parts always have to be of the highest quality.
Quality is not a straightforward subject when it comes to brake parts though. It's not just about braking hard; it's also about controllability, about heat transfer, about continuity and about durability. High friction isn't enough, you have to be able to control the brake force, to get the all-important feedback from your brake pedal and to be sure, that the brake feel will be the same the next time you hit the pedal. Corner after corner, hot or cold, wet or dry, day after day and year after year, as service intervals are increasing with every new car model too. The brakes will just have to last the distance.
These tasks have become increasingly difficult over the years. Cars are equipped with more and more luxury equipment, with safety systems and with emission control systems, increasing the curb weight considerably. Stronger engines are required to keep performances up despite the weight gain, necessitating heavier transmissions and suspension systems, again increasing weight. And that puts more and more stress on the braking system, as all this extra weight has to be stopped. The latest developments also add to the load on the braking system. Downsized engines lack engine-braking performance, so the brakes are used more often to compensate. Heavy stop&go traffic strains the brakes even more.
A car manufacturer carefully develops its braking systems for optimum performance and durability. That also involves the Anti-Lock Braking system properties: the characteristics of the anti lock system is meticulously tuned to the braking system characteristics. That's one of the reasons that European law requires approved replacement brake parts, offering exactly the same performance characteristics as the original parts. These demands are strictly monitored within the ECE R90 regulation; similar regulations are expected for brake discs in the near future.
Nipparts is offering the most extensive brake part lines in the market, providing optimum brake performance and durability in OE matching quality for Japanese and Korean cars. Nipparts brake parts comply with ECE R90 regulation if applicable. As Nipparts always focuses on OE-matching quality, it is proud to announce that the Nipparts brake disc range is already matching the standards of the expected EU-legislation.
The Nipparts brake parts range for Asian cars can be found in our digital catalogue.