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Textar - O.E. approved - leading aftermarket supplier

Manufactured in Germany, by the TMD Friction Group, since 1913 the Textar brand has been the leading supplier of friction to the world's car and commercial vehicle manufacturers since 1913.

The TMD Friction Group is one of the world's largest producers of brake friction. O.E.Textar, manufactured under the most stringent guidelines, precision German engineering and technology, offers the perfect brake system solution for all leading vehicle manufacturers and is synonymous in the aftermarket for:

  • original equipment quality
  • safety & performance
  • sophisticated braking comfort
  • long serviceable life

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    • Over four years of development and testing goes into every one of TMD Friction's OE products, and Textar brake pads are manufactured using the same materials and componentson the same production lines. Textar's application-specific engineering and technical expertise provide brake pads that areOE qualityand withover 1,400 brake pads in the Textar range, we havesolutions for around 98% of carsproduced for theGerman market.Our noise fix solutions use 70 unique shims to create bespoke products designed for individual brands and makes of car for maximum effectiveness.

      Textar brake pads are derived from 160 different formulations, some consisting of more than 20 different raw materials and each one carefully selected to meet the various requirements of a vehicle, its braking system, specific power, loads and braking characteristics. TMD specifications stipulate an even higher testing standard than ECE R 90, the European test standard to approve replacement pads. This separates Textar from its rivals, and offers distinct value to automotive part suppliers and garages.

    • Optimised power. Optimised image.


      Textar PRO brake discs offer the following advantages:

      • Complete anti-corrosive coating
      • Maximum braking comfort and performance due to the use of optimum materials
      • Fixing screws for mounting securely


      • Optimised coating:

        • Improved aesthetic and visual appearance of the brake discs, especially when used with alloy wheels
        • Corrosion protection: No rust formation
        • Immediately ready for use: No removal of protective oil necessary


        Properties of high carbon:

        • Increased strength
        • Optimised brake reaction: Brake judder is minimised due to reduced disc distortion
        • More even heat distribution due to better thermal conductivity
        • Higher thermal load capacity
    • Initially developed for theO.E. market to achieve cleaner, quieter and more comfortable braking epad uses state-of-the-art friction technology and a unique blend of friction materialsto ensure that alloy and chrome wheels stay clean and shiny, and cars fitted with Textar's epad come to a stop almost silently.

      In addition to these excellent comfort characteristics, it won't come as a surprise that the Textar epad provides the performance expected from the world market leader in friction materials.

      So why compromise?

      The advantages of Textar epads at a glance;

      • Low Dust - Abrasion Resistance: The low dust formulation means wheels stay clean and shiny for longer and any residue washes away easily
      • Low Noise: Cars fitted with epad come to a stop almost silently
      • High Performance: Performance levels are comparable to European standard friction formulations and provide the performance expected from the world market leader
      • Long Service Life: Less wear and tear during use means the epad lasts longer than traditional brake pads

      The epad range is available for both front and rear axels with versions to meet the specific requirements of individual brands and models including; Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Volvo, VW, Mini, Citroen, Seat and Skoda

      • Formula TX - Brake Cleaner

        Formula TX - Brake Cleaner

        Formula XT can clean all:

        • brake, clutch and gear parts
        • starter motors and alternators
        • carburettors, fuel pumps and engine parts
        • glass and metal surfaces before gluing

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      • Cera Tec

        Cera Tec

        The advantages of Cera Tec:

        - non-conductive contains
        - no solid constituents
        - anti-lock approved
        - facilitates brake assembly
        - reduces brake squealing
        - protects against scratching and corrosion
        - free of copper and acids

        Cera Tec perfectly lubricates:

        - disc and drum brakes
        - compressors
        - central lubricating systems
        - axle bearings
        - chains
        - seat tracks
        - sunroof guides
        - battery contacts

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      • Brake Fluid

        Brake Fluid

        DOT 3, DOT 4, DOT 4 PRO

        The comprehensive range of Textar products includes three safety-optimized brake fluids that can be used individually:

        DOT 3

        brake fluid is to be used for brake and clutch systems if specified in the car manufacturers guide lines.

        DOT 4

        brake fluid is recommended for brake and clutch systems for which a nonpetroleum fluid is specified, including ABS.

        DOT 4 PRO

        low viscosity brake fluid is recommended for vehicles with ESP/ASR systems.
        Also suitable for all brake and clutch systems for which a non-petroleum fluid is specified.

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Videos

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