According to statistics from the Department for Transport, defective brake pads caused more accidents on our roads between 2017 and 2018 than any other kind of vehicle defect. Faulty brake pads can have fatal consequences, but they don’t happen overnight and the good news is that your car will warn you when the time to replace your brake pads is nearing.
Here are the 5 signs to look out for…
The world is dealing with a health pandemic, which is causing major changes in how we all live our lives. For many, isolation from the outside world soon became the new norm. We stopped the daily commute, the non-essential journeys and the simple drives to the supermarkets. When we stopped, so did our vehicles. When your car is left parked up for a prolonged period of time it can encounter a few issues.
In order to avoid car problems and the costly repairs that come with them, we have compiled a few tips to help you to protect your car during the Covid-19 crisis…
Whether you use a single van in your business, or you have a fleet of vehicles to look after, keeping them in top condition is very important. This is important not just for the safety of your drivers, but also for the reputation of your business and ongoing costs.Read more
Buses, coaches and other PSVs (public service vehicles), although built for longevity, undergo a lot of wear and tear in their daily usage. They cover vast distances, are constantly stopping and starting, and have varying amounts of passengers rattling around on them. Therefore, it is essential that your buses and coaches are regularly checked, and that wearing parts are promptly replaced.
If you work for a larger company, they will have regular checks in place. However, it doesn’t hurt to know what to look out for, and to conduct checks of your own…
Having a reliable, robust and well-designed commercial vehicle is vital for many small business owners. Vans and other commercial vehicles are a significant investment for small businesses, so they must be worth the outlay. Here are First Link Auto’s top 5 commercial vehicle picks, all of which we stock parts for…Read more
Antilock breaking systems are essential in maintaining road safety, enabling drivers to brake quickly and maintain control of steering. The CVSA found that 15% of trailers and 5% of buses in North America had faulty brakes, posing a serious risk to public and driver safety, stressing the importance of regular maintenance checks. At FirstLink, our commitment to safety means we have a range of brake pads which withstand high temperatures and friction, reducing the likelihood of dangerous faults.Read more
New plasma treatment system designed to give automotive manufacturers a boostRead more
A group of researchers at the Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M) has developed an innovation for Technical Vehicle Inspection (ITV) improves checking braking of trucks and other commercial vehicles. This system, called fBRAKE, can inspect these vehicles without having to be loaded to ITV and a faster, cheaper and intuitive way.Read more
Brake Pad Industry Research Report- Detailed and Professional Study of the Present Market Conditions by Radiant Insights
Radiant Insights has published a new report titled “Global and Chinese Brake Pad Industry, 2015 Market Research Report”
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CVSA’s 2016 Brake Safety Week is Sept. 11-17
During the week of Sept. 11-17, 2016, law enforcement agencies across North America will conduct inspections on large trucks and buses to identify out-of-adjustment brakes, and brake-system and anti-lock braking system (ABS) violations as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week, an annual outreach and enforcement campaign designed to improve commercial motor vehicle (CMV) brake safety throughout North America.