Brakes Direct is an independent retailer of the Fremax range of brake products! Fremax began producing brake rotors and drums for the domestic aftermarket in 1990, and since then it has become the largest Latin-American manufacturer of brake rotors for passenger cars and commercial vehicles, focusing on replacement braking products for automotive equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket. Fremax’s mission as a company is to revolutionise, in a consistent and sustainable manner, the production and commercialisation of auto parts in the worldwide market.
Fremax is the official supplier to the most competitive car racing categories in South America, such as the Stock Car, Porsche Cup, F-3000 and Montana Cup. These competitive rotors are made of high carbon cast iron alloy with chromium which can withstand extreme conditions of use. When compared to the previous rotors used by these cars the new design allowed a reduction of rotor temperature at braking spots from 360 to 200 degrees Celsius. A better braking efficiency was thus achieved, allowing shorter braking space and a gain of 3 seconds per lap.
Fremax provides a special finishing in a wide variety of brake disc and drum applications, which consists of painting the hub with an automotive paint that withstands high temperatures and ensures maximum protection against corrosion. Fremax’s cast iron alloy rotors have higher carbon content, which have been successfully used in high-performance car racing applications. The reason for this being that the higher the carbon content, the more optimal thermal conductivity is increased, it helps to prevent brake judder, lessens braking noise due to a better damping coefficient higher resistance to distortion and thermal cracking and finally, increased braking safety and performance.