Safe Braking in freezing conditions thanks to Continental

January 27, 2022
Safe Braking in freezing conditions thanks to Continental
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The technology company, Continental, is supplementing its portfolio of ATE brand brake fluids for the automotive aftermarket with a new premium product ATE Super DOT 5.1 an OE quality fluid combining a high wet boiling point with excellent flowability even in very cold operating conditions. 


Johannes Both, the program manager responsible for hydraulic brake products at Continental says,  “More and more leading car manufacturers are either using DOT 5.1 class brake fluids or are about to use them. We have responded to this market change at an early stage in our product range for the automotive aftermarket, ensuring that independent workshops will always have manufacturer-recommended brake fluids available.” 

Workshops can now order ATE Super DOT 5.1. All Super DOT 5.1 container sizes have the new ATE brake fluids design, which will be gradually introduced on all brake fluid containers. The new premium brake fluid from ATE sets technological standards. It combines a high wet boiling point of 180°C and outstanding viscosity at very low temperatures, something that previously available brake fluids could not achieve. With a maximum of 750 mm²/sec. at -40°C, the viscosity values of ATE Super DOT 5.1 even exceed those of ISO Class 6 – well above the specifications for DOT 5.1 class brake fluids. Thanks to its low viscosity, ATE Super DOT 5.1 enables driving safety systems to react quickly even in extremely cold conditions. The high wet boiling point ensures the best possible functionality under high brake loads and also a longer replacement interval, because ATE Super DOT 5.1 only has to be changed every three years.

ATE Super DOT 5.1 complies with international specifications. It is available in the familiar metal cans in 1, 5 and 20 litre sizes. It should be noted that ATE Super DOT 5.1 is a glycol ether-based brake fluid and must never be mixed with silicone-based DOT 5 class brake fluids.
 
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