Brand issues warning over so-called “lightweight” aftermarket brake discs

Reduced weight parts may compromise safety, warns Blue Print

Brand issues warning over so-called “lightweight” aftermarket brake discs
The key to optimum performance is the quality of the components being fitted, says Blue Print.

‘Lightweight’ brake discs are being advertised in the aftermarket to increase fuel economy but critics are questioning the quality.

In order to be competitive, Blue Print claims that some manufacturers cut their production and distribution costs by reducing the quantity and quality of materials used during manufacture.

It warns that reduced weight can affect the discs ability to dissipate heat, which can have a detrimental effect on the efficiency of brakes.

Blue Print said: “Cutting costs often means cutting quality.

“This can lead to more problems down the road with drivers experiencing issues such as brake judder.

Cost cutting

“A major cause of brake judder is disc thickness variation (DTV), which is commonly misdiagnosed as ‘warped’ discs.

“This occurs when the brake disc becomes worn in a single area of the discs surface and is often caused by excessive run-out.”

Blue Print supplies an extensive range of over 10,000 braking components, including discs, pads, sensors and more.

All parts are researched, specified and manufactured to be OE matching replacements in accordance with ECE-R90 regulations; and feature a three-year unlimited mileage warranty against manufacturing defects.

Precision casting and finish provides consistent quality and stable braking performance to ensure long service life on braking components.

Blue Print coverage

Blue Print has strong coverage of Asian, American and British vehicles, with fitting kits available within the range for parts such as brake shoes.

With an impressive range of brake discs, including high-carbon discs, with high resistance to wear to ensure long service life, Blue Print has the right braking solution across its range.

Made from high-quality materials and with high manufacturing tolerances to guarantee optimum performance and long service life, Blue Print also supplies over 300 components for wheel cylinders in range.

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