ATE, part of the Interior Division of Continental Corporation, has released its 2008 ATE PremiumOne Aftermarket Brake Products Catalog. The 450-page catalog features more than 10,000 additional domestic, Asian and European applications for model years 1980-2008. The primary product categories listed include pads, rotors and hydraulics, as well as various brake fluids, tools and other parts assortments.
ATE’s premium pads feature application-matched, OE-engineered friction formulations, which help restore original equipment pad performance, reduce wheel dusting and extend pad life. The functional pad underlayer design along with premium features such as shims, chamfers and slots contribute to a reduction in noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) in the vehicle, while at the same time, improving braking performance.
ATE’s premium rotors feature a differentiated and patented RotorLife wear indicator, giving technicians a visual indicator of when the rotor should be replaced. The rotor’s groove design also disperses dirt and water and enhances the dissipation of heat and gases to reduce brake fade and extend pad life. In addition, ATE treats each ATE PremiumOne rotor with MetaCote, a protective coating that not only helps prevent rust and corrosion, but also provides an attractive finish.
The 2008 catalog also features comprehensive hydraulics coverage for European applications. ATE hydraulic products are designed and manufactured to original equipment specifications. Advanced engineering expertise assures that ATE materials, parts and tolerances meet the same high standards as the OE brake parts supplied to automakers around the world.
As a brake supplier to all automakers, Continental can effectively leverage its OE engineering standards to the entire ATE line of brake products.
"We are committed to offering our customers the best coverage for the premium brake replacement market," said Donald James, marketing director, North American Aftermarket Continental Corporation. "Engineering excellence is our heritage. We understand the entire brake system and how each component affects a vehicle’s safety and performance."
Contact your ATE distributor or sales representative for more information.
To learn more about the ATE brand of products, go to www.ate-na.com.