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TRW urges industry to prioritise quality to ensure braking safety

Date: Thursday 28 March 2024

TRW, a ZF Aftermarket brand, is encouraging technicians and factors to prioritise quality when opting for braking parts, to ensure safety standards are upheld.

Highlighting the significance of brake maintenance, DVSA data from 2023 reveals that brake-related issues accounted for 17 percent of MOT failures, making it the third biggest reason for MOT failure, emphasising the critical role of quality braking components in vehicle safety.[1]

With MOT tests mandated annually for cars three years post-registration, ensuring the integrity of braking systems is paramount.

TRW recognises that brakes serve as the lifeline of vehicle safety, and it takes this responsibility seriously. Its braking solutions undergo rigorous testing, both in-house and independently, to meet and exceed industry standards. From brakes discs to brake drums, its comprehensive range caters to every aspect of braking performance.

TRW produces over 12 million brake discs annually, maintaining OE standards for both original equipment and aftermarket applications. Engineered for optimal performance and durability, its discs ensure consistent and reliable stopping power.

From brake drums and wheel cylinders to brake shoes and fitting kits, TRW's drum brake components are meticulously designed to match OE specifications, delivering reliable performance and safety.

What’s more, TRW’s actuation systems encompass a wide range of components, including brake master cylinders and ABS sensors.

Each component is meticulously designed and manufactured to ensure precise operation and optimal safety on the road.

Plus, with nearly 4000 steering and suspension parts in its portfolio, TRW provides comprehensive solutions for vehicle stability and control. From tie rods to control arms, its products meet the highest standards of performance and safety.

Renowned for its Original Manufacturer (OE) quality safety product, and with a legacy spanning over a century, TRW's braking systems and steering and suspension parts embody engineering prowess and innovative design, backed by rigorous in-house and independent testing.

Benefiting from ZF Aftermarket's leadership in OE quality automotive safety products, TRW upholds the same exceptional standards, ensuring reliability and performance for all passenger cars.

Martyn Houghton, country manager IAM at ZF Aftermarket, said: "When it comes to braking products, it’s integral that corners are never cut. Unfortunately, the data doesn’t lie, and the MOT failure rate due to poor braking components is worrying, so it’s incredibly important that brakes are not only checked regularly, but when parts do need replacing, only parts of the highest calibre are fitted.

“Our commitment to safety drives every aspect of our braking systems. TRW remains dedicated to delivering OE-quality products and solutions to our customers, ensuring safety and reliability for every journey."

For more information on TRW's range of braking and steering solutions, visit here.