Textar Brake Pads Tough it out in Extreme African Conditions

With safety a key factor in the design of a vehicle’s braking components, accidents caused by brake failure are all too common, whether it is due to poor-quality parts, incorrect installation or bad maintenance. Tim Skelton, a well-known 4×4 expert and owner of SA Adventure, recently fitted Textar, the brake pad brand distributed by Control Instruments-Automotive, to his Land Rover. He tested the pads on an expedition travelling 3 000km through some of the roughest African roads and terrain in Botswana. This included driving across the Makgadikgadi Pan, a large salt pan in the middle of the dry savanna of northeastern Botswana, and one of the largest salt flats in the world. The trip meant t

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