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Directional Brake Pads – Apec Technical Bulletin

With the constant demand for improvement in all aspects of performance, vehicle manufacturers have designed brake pads for numerous applications that must be mounted directionally. Apec follow suit and offer pads that match the OE, in line with specification and performance. The main reason for directional brake pads is to eliminate noise.
NB: Failure to fit the pads correctly could result in noise and poor performance.
If there is an arrow present on the back of the pad, then it should always face in the direction of disc rotation. If no arrow is present, then please observe the following scenarios.


If one chamfer is present, it should oppose disc rotation. If two

chamfers are present, then the large chamfer should oppose disc rotation.


Crescent or Half-moon:

The crescent or half-moon should oppose disc rotation.


For more information on Directional Pads, please refer to the full article on Apec’s Website.Apec Large Logo Further

information on this or any other issue can be obtained from the Apec Trade Helpline 01454 285054


Apec’s EPB Service Tool – Everything you need to know

The new NT415 Electronic Park Brake Service Tool is specially designed to allow the service and maintenance of brake systems on multiple brands of vehicles where electronic brake systems are fitted. This powerful tool is invaluable for every workshop.


Features and Benefits
• Coverage includes 13 manufacturers
• Compatible with global OBDII/EOBD vehicles
• Deactivates and re-activates brake control system
• Retracts calipers for brake pad replacement
• Advances calipers after servicing to the original position
without affecting the current calibration
• Reads and clears trouble codes
• Turns off brake warning light
• Initializes the wear indicator if new pads installed
• Diagnoses EPB/SBC caliper functionality
• Resets the brake pad thickness after AUDI A8 service
• Performs ECU controlled brake fluid change
• Shows ECU information
• Supports all 10 OBDII test modes, including reading/
clearing codes, live data and so much more
• Provides live data graphing
• Merges graphs for easy and intuitive diagnosis
• As easy as 1-2-3 with large TFT colour screen and menu
driven operations
• Multilingual menu options and code definitions
• TF memory card for data backup and software update
• Ergonomic and robust housing

Technical Specifications
DISPLAY Backlit, 240 x 320 TFT colour display
WORKING TEMPERATURE 0 to 60˚C (32 to 140˚F)
STORAGE TEMPERATURE -20 to 70˚C (-4 to 158˚F)
EXTERNAL POWER 8-18 Volts powered by vehicle battery
DIMENSIONS 200 x 100 x 38mm (LxWxH)

ASIA Honda, Toyota
EUROPE Audi, BMW, Citroen, Jaguar, Land Rover,
Mercedes Benz, Opel, Peugeot, Renault,
Volkswagen, Volvo

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