Posts Tagged ‘Replacement’

Genuine vs Replacement Car Parts – Which Should You Choose?

If your car breaks down or is damaged and you need to take it into a garage for repair, chances are that you will require some parts to be replaced. When your garage of choice is ordering in the parts necessary to make the repairs, they will have two options: genuine OEM parts, and aftermarket parts.

So what is the difference, and which should you choose? If those terms don’t mean anything to you, then don’t worry as we’ve got you covered. Read on to find out what the difference is and which you should opt for your own vehicle.

What is the difference?

Genuine OEM parts are parts that are made by the manufacturer of your specific vehicle. They are made to fit your specific make and model of car and will fit and perform in the same way as the original part it rolled off the production line …


Brake Pad Replacement: What Are Air Brakes?

We rely on trucks every day to deliver various goods from suppliers to retailers or to courier goods to specific destinations. They transport our food, clothing and other supplies that we need and want. Air brakes are often used in larger or heavy duty vehicles. Because air can be found so easily all around, it is easier to use the gases from air to operate the braking systems of trucks and other big vehicles.

In trucks, foundation air brakes are the most common systems found. This system uses the triple valve principle that was originally invented in the late 1800’s. The air fills up inside the brake pipes releasing the brakes.

When the truck is in an idle position, the air pressure will overcome the diaphragm or S-Cam (a cam shaped like an “s” that pushes the brake shoes apart and against the brake drum) into a closed position which …