Braking systems    

 
 
 
 
 
 
Brake Discs 
 
High quality surface finish to reduce bedding in period and noise 
 
All vented discs are balanced at factory to ensure they run correctly on the vehicle 
 
Anti corrosion plating on many discs - improved appearance of alloy wheels and saves cleaning time for technician 
 
Casting manufacturing tolerances to OE Standards 
 
Heat groove acts as a thermal barrier reducing heat to the hub 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brake Fluid 
 
Bosch Brake Fluid is made to the exact specification of OE brake fluid 
 
Neglecting the brake fluid in a vehicle is the quickest way of degrading an entire braking system 
 
Bosch recommend Brake Fluid to be changed at least every 2 years 
 
 
Bosch Brake Fluid Range Size 
 
Dot 3 250ml.1L 
 
Dot 4 250ml,500ml,1L,5L,20L,30L,60L 
 
Dot4+ 1L, 5L 
 
Dot4 Super 1L, 5L 
 
Dot4 HP 500ml, 1L, 5L, 20L, 60L 
 
Dot5.1 500ml, 1L, 5L 
 
 
 
Bosch Pads Exceed ECE R90 Standards 
Test 
Bosch 
ECE R90 
Shear strength 
Pressure sensitivity 
Speed sensitivity 
Temperature sensitivity 
Compressibility (hot/cold) 
Fading 
Thermal conductivity 
Brake judder 
Noise behaviour 
Wear behaviour (pad) 
Wear behaviour (disc) 
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ECE R90 brake pads of different brands are not of equal quality just because they comply with ECE R90 regulations 
 
 
Wheel speed Sensor 
 
Safety critical component of the anti-locking braking system 
 
This is a sensing device for reading the speed of a vehicles wheel rotation. 
Vehicles equipped with ABS and/or electronic stability programme (ESP) are fitted with 4 wheel speed sensors. 
 
Why do they fail? 
Cable damage e.g due to overheating caused by constant heavy/emergency braking 
 
Plug connector broken or corroded 
 
Sensor head is fouled 
 
Cable length is not OE matching, causing cable to be stretched if too short or damaged due to contact with other components if left too long 
 
 
 
 
 
We were shortlisted down to the last three in the Independent Garage of the Year Award in 2008.