Continental is now offering its ATE Plastilube Brake Lubricant to the North American market. Formulated to effectively reduce brake pad noise, ATE Plastilube also provides long-lasting protection against corrosion for caliper guide surfaces including caliper slide pins and the areas between the piston and backing plate. ATE Plastilube is designed to improve brake service life and reduce maintenance frequency.
ATE Plastilube helps keep all moving brake parts lubricated and operating smoothly in all weather conditions. The lubricant is non-corrosive and compatible with all metals and most O-ring materials.
To extend brake caliper and pad service life, ATE Plastilube can be used on the point of contact between the “ears” of the brake pads and the caliper guide. These areas of metal to metal contact can become contaminated with rust, salt, and road grime, limiting the movement of the pad within the guide, causing reduced function and noise.
Dan Caciolo, head of product management for Continental Independent Aftermarket Powertrain & Brake Systems, notes, “Many of our professional technician and import specialist customers have been asking us to make ATE Plastilube available in North America. We’ve heard them, and are delighted to be able to make it available!”
ATE (www.ate-na.com) is an aftermarket brand of Continental, one of the world's leading brake system manufacturers and suppliers. From the introduction of the first hydraulic brake system in 1926 to the development of the first antilock braking system prototype in 1967, the ATE brand has a rich history of innovation and experience in the design and production of advanced brake system technologies.
Continental is a leading aftermarket supplier of OE-engineered parts for HVAC and engine cooling, door systems, tire pressure monitoring systems, engine management, fuel systems and instrumentation, as well as automotive diagnostic systems, premium wiper blades, and brake system parts and fluid.
Originally posted on Auto Service Professional