The consequences of using low-quality, low-cost spring brakes: A look at the critical issues

March 29, 2013
With today's emphasis on protecting the bottom line, cost conscious consumers may purchase these lesser quality products without full awareness of their potential pitfalls in the areas of safety and performance.

Fortunately, owners of new vehicles can rest assured that their vehicles will stay in place, as OEMs must certify that their braking systems meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 121 parking requirements. However, no such standards exist for aftermarket products, leaving the parking ability of low-cost aftermarket replacement spring brakes to chance.

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