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A P Racing Temperature Indication Strips

A P Racing Temperature Indication Strips

The handy temperature indication strips from A P Racing are designed for monitoring brake caliper temperatures but could be used to check temperatures on just about anything.The self-adhesive strips are simply attached to the item to be monitored and the highest temperature reached is shown on the strip after use.This is of particular use to check that brake calipers are working within the temperate range of the brake fluid.Each strip displays 9 temperature levels ranging from 149 – 260 degrees C and each packet contains 10 strips.View more

$29.70

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Automec Brake Pipe Deburring Tool

Automec Brake Pipe Deburring Tool

A useful tool for the quick and easy deburring of 3/16 inch copper or copper nickel brake pipes after cutting and prior to flaring.To make deburring even easier use with the small bending tool to clamp the pipe. See accessories.View more

$25.69

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Automec Pipe Bending Tool

Automec Pipe Bending Tool

This universal pipe bending tool is capable of bending brake pipes from 3/16 to 3/8 inch outside diameter through a radius of 3/4 to 1 1/4 inch. It can be used as a hand held tool or vice mounted for bending larger diameter pipes.View more

$91.85

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Automec Small Pipe Bending Tool

Automec Small Pipe Bending Tool

This small hand held clamp / pipe bending tool forms neat small radius bends on 3/16 inch copper or copper nickel brake pipes. Ideal for DIY brake pipe assembly.It can also be used as a clamp when using a deburring tool.View more

$25.69

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Automec Universal Flaring Tool

Automec Universal Flaring Tool

This universal brake pipe flaring tool is supplied with clamps and punches to suit both 3/16 and 1/4 Inch copper or copper nickel brake pipe. Designed to be mounted in a vice this robust tool need no setting or adjusting and produces all the flares needed for automotive use. Pipe positioning is automatic and there is a fail safe method of locating the unique hardened clamps.Supplied in a protective case.View more

$342.24

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Draper Expert Brake Pipe Straightener – BPS

Draper Expert Brake Pipe Straightener – BPS

Uniquely designed and easy to use brake pipe straightener producing excellent results every time. The brake pipe straightener is supplied with 3/16″, 1/4″ and 5/16″ formers, which are simply attached to the ends of the forming tube and then pulled along a coiled tube of brake pipe to straighten it.View more

$25.10

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Gunson Brake Fluid Tester

Gunson Brake Fluid Tester

The Gunson Brake Fluid Tester is a simple but effective way of testing the brake fluid in a vehicle and showing its result with a coloured response. A green light indicates the brake fluid is ok and has a water content of 1.5% or less, whilst a red light indicates a water content of at least 3% and should be changed asap. The tester features an automatic shut off when not in use to save battery life.View more

$22.06

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Koul Tools Braided Hose Assembly Kit – Fits -10, -12 & -16 Hose

Koul Tools Braided Hose Assembly Kit – Fits -10, -12 & -16 Hose

This handy tool is a must for anyone who has struggled to assemble braided hoses. No more cuts from splayed braid ends with this easy to use kit. Simply insert the nut part of the fitting into the correct size Koul Tool housing and grip the tool in a vice. Then twist and push the braided hose into the fitting. The Koul Tool acts as a guide to ensure that all the braid ends fit inside the nut.Once you have this kit you will wonder how you ever assembled hoses without it.Ideal for use with Goodridge 200 Series Hose and Aeroquip AQP Racing hose or equivalent.Not suitable for Teflon lined hoses.View more

$104.91

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Koul Tools Braided Hose Assembly Kit – Fits -4, -6 & -8 Hose

Koul Tools Braided Hose Assembly Kit – Fits -4, -6 & -8 Hose

This handy tool is a must for anyone who has struggled to assemble braided hoses. No more cuts from splayed braid ends with this easy to use kit. Simply insert the nut part of the fitting into the correct size Koul Tool housing and grip the tool in a vice. Then twist and push the braided hose into the fitting. The Koul Tool acts as a guide to ensure that all the braid ends fit inside the nut.Once you have this kit you will wonder how you ever assembled hoses without it.Ideal for use with Goodridge 200 Series Hose and Aeroquip AQP Racing hose or equivalent.Not suitable for Teflon lined hoses.View more

$87.41

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Brake Tools and Accessories

Brake equipment is used to repair or maintain the brakes of an automobile. The failure of the braking system can cause safety issues if not addressed, so you should regularly check your braking system for any problems. There are tools for the different components of a brake system.

Brake Caliper Tools

Here are some essential tools that can help you maintain or repair your brake callipers:

Brake disc calliper gauge - This tool is used to determine the extent of wear and tear in a brake disk. The disc calliper gauge may or may not come with a certificate.

Brake calliper wrench - This is used to tighten or loosen the rear axle brake calliper. It is also used to retain the bolts.

Brake calliper guide file - This is used to clean the surfaces of callipers and holders.

Wire brush - This tool is used to clean the lining surfaces of brake callipers and holders.

Wheel hubs cleaning sets - These are used to clean heavily soiled or rusting wheel hubs safely and quickly.

Honing brush - This brush is used for cleaning the holes in calliper housing. They generally produce excellent surface finishes on the disk rotors and wheels.

Mounting sleeve set - This is used in the installation of brake discs and drums.

Piston turning tool - This is used to adjust the pistons in the brake callipers.

Brake pad withdrawal tool - This tool is used to withdraw firmly-fitted disc brake pads that have holes.

Tools for Drum Brakes

Brake spring pliers – This is used in the mounting or removal of brake shoes. It is also used for installing springs on drum brakes.

Spring mounting tool - This tool is used in the removal and installation of brake shoe retaining springs.

Spring mounting pliers - This is used for the extraction and mounting of brake shoe retaining springs.

Spring hook - This is used to remove and fit springs on the brake system.

Other Braking Tools and Accessories

There are other tools and accessories that play a smaller role in the repair and maintenance of braking systems. They include:

Kneepad - This is used by drivers or mechanics to keep the knees safe while they are working in kneeling positions.

Chassis tester - This is used to check chassis bearings and detect bearing play.

Workshop cart - This is generally used in the maintenance and repair of vehicle parts, including the brakes.

Hookset - This is used in many workshops. For brake repair, it will serve as a holder for any work on the brakes.

Brake cleaner - The brake cleaner is just like the aerosol sprays. It is used to remove any deposits or debris from the components of a vehicle’s brake system.

How Can Brake Equipment Improve a Car?

A key aspect of safety in a car is the effectiveness of the braking system. As such, any driver should be armed with the right brake accessories so that they can repair and maintain the braking system whenever the need arises.

Brake equipment helps in multiple repair operations such as the change of brake pads and the adjustment of the brake shoes.

Well maintained brake systems allow a vehicle to stop or slow down whenever a driver needs to. For this reason, brake tools and accessories are a must-have for any car owner. It is important to note that certain repairs must be made by professional mechanics. Otherwise, you would be risking the failure of your brakes. The wheel brake cylinder is one crucial part of the braking system that should only be handled by trained specialists. It is important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions when installing or repairing any component of the braking system.

Generally, you don’t need to keep checking your brake system. You only need to follow the recommended service intervals. A garage will usually check your braking system as part of the regular service and maintenance sessions.