Los Angeles (August 2010) – StopTech, the ultra-performance division of Centric Parts, has rolled out a free series of short "Brake Decisions" videos that answer the most common aftermarket brake upgrade questions. The videos are designed to assist consumers in making informed purchase decisions as well as help retailers, installers, distributors and sales forces direct consumers to the right type of brake solutions for their particular vehicles and driving situations.
"With so many types of calipers, pads, rotors, vehicles, and driver needs, it is too easy without the right information to have a customer drive away with the wrong combination of aftermarket brake products," said Dan Lelchuk, president of Centric Parts, a leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake components and systems for import and domestic cars as well as light and medium trucks in all driving situations. "Brake components that are improperly matched to the vehicle and driving profile are a no-win situation for everyone, especially the consumer, even if the brakes are top quality." Lelchuk takes that point seriously as Centric Parts' helmsman behind the 'Right Part, Right Place, Right Time' company mantra. 
The first round of videos address three very typical purchase decisions faced by drivers interested in aftermarket brake upgrades. One tackles the topic of drilled versus slotted brake rotors by highlighting the situations and vehicles each works best with. Another discusses what type of brake upgrades are best for getting the most stopping power out of performance vehicles on the track, using the StopTech Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car as a real life example. A third explores brake upgrade options for street performance vehicles, set against the tale of a Nissan 350Z in need of better brakes.
Future "Brake Decisions" installments will tackle the questions surrounding the bed-in of newly purchased brake pads, bringing trucks to a stop, and getting smooth deceleration from luxury rides. Each video runs around a minute and provides information helpful no matter what brake brand purchase is being considered, framed against product options from the Centric Parts family which includes StopTech and Power Slot.
The videos are currently featured at, where they join a growing library of lifestyle videos and recaps of prior SEMA/AAPEX events. The "Brake Decisions" videos can also be found across the many Centric Parts digital assets including the company website (, blogs ( /, Facebook page (/StopTech) and the bottom of this page.
Centric Parts ( continually innovates significant improvements to brake technology to provide superior performance, quality and value. Centric Parts offerings include PosiQuiet premium Metallic, Ceramic and Extended Wear formulas, an OE product line, plus C-TEK standard grade materials. StopTech (, Centric’s ultra performance division, is a leading innovator of world class brake components and systems for production-based racing cars and high performance vehicles on the street and track. StopTech offers complete Big Brake Kits as well as a range of high performance calipers, AeroRotors, AeroHats, steel braided Teflon brake lines, and high performance brake pads. Power Slot (, Centric’s performance division, focuses on entry level brake upgrade solutions including the award-winning Power Alloy Enhanced Brake Rotor, and pioneered direct fit performance rotors for trucks, SUVs and severe duty vehicles.
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