After a significant investment in product development, Lucas Oil is to supply synthetic brake fluid for disc and drum brake applications, for the first time.
The move carries significant implications for motor factors, independent garages and retailers, says Lucas Oil Products (UK) managing director Les Downey.“This is a direct response to market demand and will allow certain motor factors to select Lucas Oil as their premium additive and lubricant supplier.”
For safety reasons, brake fluids must conform to specific performance criteria and the internationally accepted benchmark is US standard 116.
Both DOT 3 and DOT 4 brake fluids are polyethylene glycol-based. Brake fluids that match the DOT 4 brake fluid criteria have higher dry and wet boiling points than those that match DOT 3.
Lucas Oil’s new brake fluid is the product of extensive research and development. It has been tested and proven under the most extreme conditions, with the help of an abundance of motorsport teams in a wide range of disciplines in track and rally events all over the world.
The synthetic brake fluid range is launched with two alternative options.
Lucas Oil Synthetic DOT 3 Brake Fluid is supplied in two separate sizes (354 and 934 ml).
Lucas Oil Synthetic DOT 4 Brake Fluid is available in one size (934 ml size).
Les Downey says the launch of the brake fluid has significant implications for the brand:
“It’s a good fit for our range and it makes us a more attractive option for those motor factors who already sourced some products from us, but had to go elsewhere for their brake fluids. There’s no doubt the range and the brand is a stronger option as a result.”