Continental expanded the ATE brake fluids portfolio for the automotive aftermarket with its new advanced, OE quality, ATE Super DOT 5 featuring a high wet boiling point and excellent flowability (viscosity) in very cold operating conditions.
Dan Caciolo, Product Management Head for Engine Management & Brake Systems, made the announcement for the North American aftermarket. “More and more carmakers are specifying DOT 5.1 for their vehicles, and we want to make sure that this new manufacturer-recommended brake fluid is readily available as a replacement fluid for our aftermarket customers in Canada and the U.S.,” Caciolo explains.
Setting new technological standards
ATE Super DOT 5.1 premium brake combine a high wet boiling point of 356 °F and outstanding viscosity at very low temperatures. ATE Super DOT 5.1 viscosity values has a maximum of 750 mm²/sec. at -40 °F.
Caciolo adds, “This is why “Super” was added to the product name. ATE Super DOT 5.1 enables driving safety systems to react quickly in extremely cold conditions. The high wet boiling point ensures the best possible functionality under high brake loads and also delivers a longer service life, because it only has to be changed every three years.”
ATE Super DOT 5.1 complies with international specifications and is available in 1L, 5L and 20L sizes.
Exceptional DOT brake fluid range
In addition to Super DOT 5.1, Continental offers a range of exceptional ATE DOT 4 replacement brake fluids formulated to meet specific vehicle performance and safety requirements. The line includes ATE SL.6 Brake Fluid, an ideal brake fluid replacement for ESP, ABS, and ASR electronic brake systems; ATE SL for hydraulic brake and clutch systems; and ATE Typ 200 for the demands of high performance and racing applications.