... in the mix!
Just the right dose of braking feel and good responsiveness play a key role in athletic, performance-oriented driving.
That’s where MEYLE PD comes in: MEYLE PD brake discs and brake pads are components with optimal braking performance that also set new standards in terms of durability, noise comfort, optics and simple installation.
Individualisation in braking can take place on different levels: through the optimal matching to driver type and vehicle, optimised design for greater sportiness or the best possible composition of materials. To this end, MEYLE knows and works with a wide range of friction materials to generate the optimal driving experience – matched to the driver type and vehicle. The result is 430 individual MEYLE PD pads with their own specially designed material mixes.
The subject of noise is a particularly important factor in this process. Noise is created by high-frequency vibrations, between the brake disc and brake pad which generate the typical ‘squeaking’ and braking noises. Although a loud squeaking is often recognised as a characteristic of sporty brake pads, MEYLE as a manufacturer takes it one step further and looks for ways to reduce the noise of the components. As things stand today, nearly 50% of the factors identified by MEYLE as being responsible for noise during braking can be impacted by research and development, which is why MEYLE PD brake pads score points with a number of optimisations to ensure the right factors of low-noise high performance.
- Individual shims act as vibration absorbers: they prevent the vibrations from being transferred to other components, thus reducing vibrations overall. An adhesive layer between the shim and the mounting plate, which uncouples the components from vibrations, guarantees a high level of cushioning and reduces noise.
- Individualised chamfers depending on the type of brake pad ensure that performance is largely noise-free. The chamfered edges are adapted to the individual vehicle type and ensure an optimal transition between brake pad and disc without any hard edges. This becomes particularly important, especially during the bedding-in phase, to avoid the generation of noise and to make the MEYLE PD braking experience palpable right from the very start.
- Even the so-called slots are individually designed for MEYLE PD brake pads. These help avoid not only cracks in the brake pad, which can arise due to temperature-dependent expansion and contraction, but also noise because they dissipate brake dust.
- Another factor of individualisation is the mixture proportions of the friction pad: the materials reflect the appropriate mixture of performance and noise comfort to provide the utmost in performance which is in tune with the vehicles. The individual factors are the focus of development work at MEYLE, which involves lots of time, effort, testing and research work carried out by the MEYLE engineers and experts. MEYLE therefore identifies its own mixture on its brake pads with ‘MF’, which stands for ‘MEYLE FRICTION’.
To put it simply: MEYLE PD brake pads provide maximum braking performance with a short bedding-in time, work without noise and keep the wheels clean. An unbeatable mix of performance and noise comfort.
Cleaner wheels: less brake dust thanks to improved friction coating mixtures.
In addition to less noise, the optimal composition of the friction coating mixtures of MEYLE PD brake pads delivers another advantage: less brake dust. MEYLE PD brake pads keep the wheels clean – even over the long term. Compared to the competitors, MEYLE PD brake pads generate less brake dust during instances of braking.* MEYLE thus once again lives up to its role as a pioneer in the aftermarket segment: since the very beginning, MEYLE PD components have been free of copper and heavy metals and thus meet the requirements of global regulations today, which reduce or completely prohibit residual amounts of copper, heavy metals and asbestos in brake components. For MEYLE, this has been a matter of course for decades and made clear on MEYLE PD boxes with the highest level of the ‘Leaf Mark’ safe-braking symbol.
* Tested according to internal MEYLE criteria compared to IAM competitors.
MEYLE PD brake components put to the test: tested, confirmed, best in class.
Good, better, MEYLE PD – confirmed in accordance with international standards.
As part of a comprehensive comparison test with an independent testing institute, MEYLE PD brake components were tested to their core and managed to beat out the competitor parts.
On the vehicles VW Polo 9N, Mercedes-Benz E-Class W212 and BMW X5 F85, MEYLE PD brake pads were tested in accordance with the international test standards SAE-J2522 – which includes, among other parameters, friction, cold- and hot-braking characteristics (fading) and wear – as well as in accordance with the standard SAE-J2521 for the noise with various frequency parameters.
The result was that in nearly all categories, the MEYLE PD pads earned the top scores comparatively and proved their optimal combination of performance and low-noise operation.
MEYLE ORIGINAL parts were also tested and, in several areas, left the competition in the dust. To summarise: the test determined that MEYLE ORIGINAL brake components are the quietest and therefore the most comfortable brake pads.
MEYLE brake components – in a league of their own.
Innovative products, better solutions, broad coverage and quality that stands out – MEYLE brake components are the best choice when it comes to expertise in aftermarket brakes.
With nearly 4,000 item numbers and EU coverage of 95%, the portfolio is comprised of more than 25 years of expertise in brakes and benchmark-tested parts tailored to the needs of drivers.
MEYLE brake components are available in two product lines: MEYLE ORIGINAL stands for safety and comfort. MEYLE PD goes the extra mile and is MEYLE’s own product line designed for advanced spare parts hat set new standards in terms of comfort, functionality and performance.
In addition to over 1500 brake discs and 1300 brake pads, the range also includes brake shoe sets, brake hoses, warning contacts and brake drums.