SOURCE: Phoenix Systems

October 22, 2008 08:00 ET

Phoenix Systems Introduces BrakeStrip™ With FASCAR® Technology -- The Easiest and Most Reliable Way to Protect Your Car's Stopping Power

BICKNELL, UT--(Marketwire - October 22, 2008) - BrakeStrip™ with FASCAR® copper testing technology is a revolutionary new brake fluid test strip that quickly and accurately diagnoses the condition of brake fluid. This highly advanced technology tests for the level of copper in the fluid as an indicator of corrosion occurring in the brake system. Its purpose is to serve as an early warning for brake fluid replacement, much like brake pad wear indicators are designed to inform you that your brake pads need to be replaced. BrakeStrip is the easy to use test that will warn you when your brake fluid is no longer protecting your brake system and needs to be replaced.

A recent study by the Car Care Council revealed that nearly half of all motorists said that brake failure was their number one fear in a driving emergency. Yet, most people do not think about changing their brake fluid, or understand how brake fluid can affect stopping power. BrakeStrip is recommended for anyone interested in ensuring good stopping power and the full functioning use of their brakes. Because brake fluid is the lifeblood of any brake system, it plays a vital role in keeping your brakes fully functioning and safe by providing protection against corrosion. This inexpensive test takes approximately one minute to perform, and can help diagnose problems to ensure good stopping power and prevent the need for expensive repairs, especially for costly Anti-lock Brake (ABS) systems.

Just like all automotive fluids, brake fluid will eventually lose its ability to protect the system. Over time, brake fluid corrosion inhibitors are depleted, leaving the entire brake system vulnerable to corrosion. Corrosion can quickly damage ABS components, pistons, seals and cylinders, weakening the entire system and putting a vehicle's stopping power at risk, or causing costly repairs to the brake system.

Until recently, the technology did not exist to test for copper, the primary indicator of corrosion in a brake system. Corrosion is a common cause of brake component failure. Determining brake fluid condition using moisture, color, the length of time in the vehicle, or mileage are all unreliable methods that can give you a false sense of security about the integrity of the brake fluid. Moisture tests, or other outdated methods, do not accurately detect the existence of corrosion, and all, except BrakeStrip, are hit-or-miss methods of determining the condition of brake fluid.

The test strip is easy to use. Once dipped in brake fluid the test strip begins the copper measurement reaction, changing color from white to purple in direct proportion to copper ions suspended in the fluid. After 60 seconds, the color is compared to the FASCAR color scale. A deep purple color indicates the need to replace the fluid.

Developed as a tool to protect stopping power, BrakeStrip is now being used by brake service providers across the U.S. For more information about this innovative brake fluid test, go to www.brakestrips.net, or call 435-425-2222. For more information about MAP, contact map@motorist.org.

About Phoenix Systems

Phoenix Systems, located in Bicknell, Utah, specializes in the design, development and manufacture of highly innovative brake related products of uncompromising quality and unique, patent protected technology. In addition to the company's BrakeStrip™ (aka StripDip) brake fluid test strips, Phoenix Systems manufactures a line of brake bleed tools including the MAXPRO and the V-12 (professional models), and provides a full line of accessory products to ensure integrity of the brake system and to safeguard stopping power.

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