Source: TMD Friction announcement

HARTLEPOOL, U.K. — AutoVaux Car Parts is now stocking TMD Friction’s DON range of copper-free brake pads and matching discs, as part of its commitment to bringing customers high-quality, reliable and cost-effective braking solutions.

Trading since 2000, AutoVaux first established itself as a specialist provider of Vauxhall parts. In 2018, the distributor moved to its larger 10,000 square foot warehouse and took the plunge into stocking and distributing parts for all vehicle makes and models, where it has been building its range ever since.

The addition of the DON brand reflects this growth as the range of braking components cover a large proportion of the European car parc.

All DON brake pads are 100 percent copper free and tested to exceed R90 requirements, providing AutoVaux Car Parts customers with a dependable, economical braking solution.

Packaged in a specially developed paper, DON brake pads offer double protection to ensure products arrive in excellent condition.

DON brake discs are designed for quick, fault-free fitting to minimize inconvenience to the technician. They are also corrosion free, as each disc is partially coated in an extra-thin layer of protective film to ensure minimum cleaning effort.

Nick Hayes, UK sales manager at TMD Friction, said: “AutoVaux Car Parts has experienced considerable growth over the past few years, and is now rightly recognised as an established distributor of passenger car components for all makes and models. We’re pleased that the DON brand can be part of this upwards trajectory and enable them to offer a braking solution that they can rely on.”

Paul Starling, AutoVaux Car Parts owner, said: “Trading since 2000, we were originally known for our expertise in Vauxhall, then when a move to bigger premises came in 2018, we took the plunge into all makes parts and have been building our range ever since. We’re now delighted to announce our partnership with TMD and its Don range of Discs and Pads.

“DON made perfect sense for us when adding to our braking offering, as it’s tried and tested braking technology ensures our customers receive the quality they have come to expect from us. With an extensive range, it complements our existing brands perfectly. We look forward to further expansion in 2022, as it’s our vision to bring back the culture where motor factors are run to service customers and not shareholders.”

Using DON’s online catalogue, Brakebook, customers can search for the correct part by the DON part number or OE- or cross reference numbers. The expert search function also allows searching by product criteria such as width, height, thickness, drum diameter and many other criteria, making the identification of brake parts as easy as possible.

In addition, Brakebook allows registered users to create pdf catalogues tailored to their individual requirements – either for the entire product range, a selection of products, parts from particular manufacturers or even for special models.