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Brake check aims to save money for customers

KWIK-FIT Fleet unveiled at Fleet Show 2000 its new BrakeSafe electronic measuring device which can forecast the life of braking systems. Under the new system, which Kwik-Fit says will save fleet operators money, an electronic signal is beamed from the BrakeSafe measuring device to a computer which contains data for allowed wear limits for every make and model sold in the UK.

BrakeSafe technicians will be able to tell fleet customers how much life remains in their brake pads, shoes or discs, enabling them to plan the work into their schedule. Simon Roper, Kwik-Fit Fleet managing director, said: 'We think that by avoiding the premature replacement of brake parts we can save an operator the cost of a set of pads and shoes throughout the service life of a vehicle.'

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