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AAAA Magazine Feature – Quality Brake Testing Equipment


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The braking ability of a vehicle is one of the most significant safety elements in vehicle design today. Braking performance is critical in the avoidance of accidents and almost every single accident involves the application of the vehicle brakes. Brake testing is an important service workshops can provide customers, but all parts must be tested using properly calibrated equipment focusing on Friction material. Brake Fluid and Suspension, otherwise known as the brake triangle. If any of these three parts has a problem, the system will not operate properly, risking various degrees of catastrophe.

The importance of calibrated equipment is crucial in providing peace of mind that the results are reliable and accurate.

Calibration defines the accuracy and quality of measurements recorded using a piece of equipment. Over time there is a tendency for results and accuracy to ‘drift’ when using particular technologies or measuring particular, parameters such as temperature and humidity; so to be confident in the results being measured, time is an ongoing need to maintain the calibration of equipment throughout its lifetime.

All calibrations should be carried out by a properly accredited laboratory. NATA accredits competent facilities to perform the testing and inspection activities for those products and services.

AutoTest Products says it provides equipment to reliably test all three parts of the triangle: a range of Decelerometers for testing the whole brake system, a Brake fluid tester for testing the brake fluid and a Suspension meter for testing the shock absorbers.

AutoTest Products explains it is an award-winning manufacturer and distributor of state-of-the-art automotive testing and diagnostic products located in Kensington, Victoria.

“Our products are designed to provide you with many years of reliable testing and are built from durable quality components.” AutoTest Managing Director, David Jenkins, said.

“Our new product development program ensures the consistent launch of innovative, new products designed to meet the needs of the automotive industry and changing vehicle safely regulatory requirements.”

AutoTest’s product range includes a combined Gas and Opacity analyser, a range of AutoStop brake performance meters and calibrators, the AutoStop suspension meter, the AutoTest eNoise sound level meter, the AutoTest acoustic calibrator, the AutoLight light transmission meter,
a brake fluid tester, and battery analyser.

AutoTest says its products are used by garages, workshops, regulatory authorities and service testing stations. AutoTest also supplies directly and through a network of international distributors located in Australia, Asia, the Pacific Islands, Europe, Africa and the US.

As featured in Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) Magazine July 2020.

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