PRESS

A selection of press materials featuring NUCAP products and innovations..

The Complete Brake Job

Undercar Digest
May 2013,  Vol. 37 Number 10, p.14-17

Shops throughout the country meet competitive price points for brake "jobs" to get vehicles into their shops. But many businesses are now realizing that only one comeback caused by shortcuts or inferior-quality parts to meet that advertised price could rob them of profits for the next seven or eight brake jobs.


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Reducing Brake Noise through Product Selection

Import Automotive Parts & Accessories Magazine
April 2011,  Vol. 32 Number 3, p. 40

With over 500 million units in service, globally - all since its launch in 2001, NRS patented technology is now the premiere Mechanical Attachment Technology in the world. Originally used on the those platforms where extreme performance was the standard, NRS use has evolved to capture the full range of cost benefits.


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NU-LOK Piston Cushion

Stopping Brake Noise is a Snap with the NU-LOK Piston Cushion from NUCAP

Brake & Front End Website
August 2009,

If you are after quiet, squeal-free brakes, then the NU-LOK Piston Cushion could be one of the most valuable products you will ever use. Taking technicians less than 6 seconds to install, the rubber coated NU-LOK Piston Cushion simply snaps into the caliper piston and acts as a noise-dampening buffer by absorbing movement between the piston surface and the brake pad.


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Possible Causes of Mid-Life NVH Problems in Brake Pads

Counterman Magazine
February 2008,

If you're seeing an increasing number of noisy brake pads that require replacement before they reach the middle of their duty cycle, the root cause may be lift (partial delamination) of either the friction material or shim from the backing plate.


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From Rivets to Hooks

Brake & Front End: The Complete Undercar Service Magazine
December 2007,

In the early days of BRAKE & FRONT END, the brake job was known as a reline. The technician would pull the drum and attach fresh friction material to the shoes at the shop. In 1931, a complete reline with adjustment could be had for $10.00!


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Selecting the Right Friction Material

Brake & Front End: The Complete Undercar Service Magazine
October 2006,

How do you select the right brake pad for a vehicle? And, how do you select the right friction line to stock at your shop or have as your first call? Every time your shop installs a set of brake pads on a vehicle you are taking a gamble that the friction formulation will meet your customer's expectations. But, like all risky situations you have ways to stack the deck in your favor.


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Understanding Brake Pad Construction

Brake & Front End: The Complete Undercar Service Magazine
August 2004,

Brake pads are wear items that can only last so long. One of the main concerns engineers face is maintaining the integrity of the lining assembly for the service life of the lining. The friction lining on a disc brake pad is mounted on a steel backing plate. The plate provides stiffness and rigidity, and allows the caliper to squeeze the pads against the rotor.


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Silencing Brake Squeeeeeeeeal

Brake & Front End: The Complete Undercar Service Magazine
August 2004,

Squeals, groans, creaks and chatters are all are noises nobody wants to hear when they apply their brakes. Whether a vehicle is brand new or one that is 10 years old with 120,000 miles on the odometer, most people today expect their brakes to be quiet and not squeal, groan or howl in protest every time the vehicle comes to a halt.


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12 suppliers win PACE Awards

Automotive News
March 2001,

Automotive News and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young present the 12 winners of the 2001 Automotive News PACE Awards. These automotive suppliers have been honored for showing the spirit of creativity through their, products, management practices, environmental advances, information technology and other enduring innovations.


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