7 best brake cylinder manufacturers

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

In the hydraulic braking system, a special place is given to the brake cylinders. These assemblies provide the transmission of force from the pedal to the pads through the brake fluid. The slightest leaks in the cylinders are felt by the failure of the brake pedal and a decrease in the level of safety. Therefore, it is impossible to hesitate with the replacement. On the domestic market, dozens of brands offer their products for hydraulic braking systems. The recommendations of our experts will help you choose the most reliable and durable assembly.

How to choose brake cylinders

Types of brake cylinders. There are two types of brake cylinders in modern cars.

  1. The brake master cylinder is available on all hydraulically operated machines. He is responsible for the distribution of the fluid flow along the highways, two of which go to the front wheels, two more to the rear. In the event of a malfunction of the unit, the deceleration of the wheels when pressing the brake pedal will occur unevenly.
  2. The working brake cylinder is only available on machines with drum mechanisms. Such designs are most often found in budget cars on the rear axle. They are quite simple and unpretentious to maintain.

Connecting dimensions. When choosing a new brake cylinder, it is important to accurately determine the connection dimensions. This can be done with a caliper or visually, armed with an old sample. Not all manufacturers adhere to the geometric dimensions that are recommended by the car factory.

Sealing elements. The weak link in the brake cylinders, as shown by many years of practice, is the sealing elements. Rubber cuffs must have elasticity both in warm seasons and in severe frost. Otherwise, brake fluid will begin to ooze from under the boot.

Dust and moisture resistant. Rubber boots play an important role in the durability of the assembly. They prevent moisture and dust from entering the brake cylinder. When the boot cracks, corrosion centers appear on the polished surface of the cylinder, due to which it is necessary to change the assembly.

Pumping union. All working brake cylinders are equipped with bleed fittings. With their help, air is removed from the brake system. The fitting should be easy to unscrew, which can be checked right in the store. Not all manufacturers equip cylinders with protective caps that prevent clogging of the hole in the bleed nipple.

We have selected the top 7 brake cylinder manufacturers for our review. All of them sell their products in Russian stores. When allocating seats, the editorial board of the magazine took into account the opinion of the expert community and analyzed the reviews of domestic motorists.

Rating of the best manufacturers of brake cylinders

Nomination a place manufacturer rating
Rating of the best manufacturers of brake cylinders 1 ATE 5.0
2 Metelli 4.9
3 LPR 4.8
4 TRW 4.7
5 Bosch 4.6
6 Miyaco 4.5
7 NK 4.4

ATE

Rating: 5.0

ATE

The German company ATE was founded by Alfred Tevis back in 1906. The products were packed in blue boxes, which eventually became a symbol of high quality. Today the brand belongs to the Continental Teves concern, which is a world leader. The manufacturer specializes in the production of parts for car brake systems. The number of factories has reached 22, they are scattered around the world. The company annually produces about 30 thousand brake cylinders, 31 thousand ABS systems, 23 thousand brake boosters, 300 thousand pads and 18 thousand discs. The products are supplied to car factories VW, BMW, GM, Iveco, Ford, etc. Experts gave the brand first place for its resistance to extreme loads.

Russian motorists speak flatteringly about ATE brake cylinders. The knots are characterized by precise dimensions and durability.

Advantages

  • high quality;
  • rich assortment;
  • reliability;
  • durability.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Metelli

Rating: 4.9

Metelli

55 years ago, the Italian company Metelli was a small mechanical workshop. It wasn't until 1970 that it became a manufacturer of engine parts. Since 1975, parts for braking systems have appeared in the range. Over time, the brand has grown with the merger of Cifam and GRAF SpA. Products are exported to more than 90 countries, with a 90% aftermarket share. Experts praised the brand for its continued investment in new developments and research and development. The manufacturer can be proud of a large number of patents.

Russian users appreciate the quality of the Italian brake cylinders. They are easy to install, there are no problems with pumping. The only drawback of the brand, in the opinion of motorists, is the lack of anthers for the bleed fitting in the kit.

Advantages

  • high quality;
  • excellent packaging;
  • exact dimensions;
  • durability.

disadvantages

  • no boot included.

LPR

Rating: 4.8

LPR

Another Italian manufacturer made it to the top three in our review. LPR was founded by Pietro Aricci in 1952. The first products of the company were hydraulic brake cylinders. The brand is today the world leader in the volume of production of auto parts for hydraulic systems. The concern includes 4 enterprises and a design department. Many famous packers order brake cylinders from LPR. Among the partners of the brand are the auto giants GM, Fiat, Ford, Mazda, PSA, Renault. They complete a number of models with brake cylinders and pads from an Italian manufacturer. Experts paid special attention to the quality certificate awarded to the brand by the legendary Ferrari.

Motorists are satisfied with the quality of LPR products, only the price leaves much to be desired.

Advantages

  • high quality;
  • own developments;
  • modern production;
  • rich assortment.

disadvantages

  • high price.

TRW

Rating: 4.7

TRW

The history of the American company TRW dates back to 1901, when Thompson Products was founded in Cleveland. As the company developed, the company was enlarged, it included Ramo-Wooldridge, Repa, Magna International and Lucas in turn. And in 2014, the German giant ZF Friedrichshafen acquired a controlling stake in TRW. The brand specializes in the production of parts for the brake system, suspension and steering. Car repair experts note the high quality of the parts, the absence of complaints from customers. However, a serious problem of the brand in the Russian market is the large number of counterfeits.

This is often mentioned in reviews by motorists. Therefore, when buying, you should carefully study the markings on the label and brake cylinder, holograms, QR codes.

Advantages

  • high quality;
  • rich assortment;
  • reliability;
  • affordable prices.

disadvantages

  • a lot of fakes.

Bosch

Rating: 4.6

Bosch

The German brand Bosch needs no special introduction. For many years his name has been symbolized in our country with quality, reliability and durability. When creating braking systems for cars, the manufacturer spares no expense for safety. Experts pay attention to their own test sites in Europe, the USA and Japan, where products are tested. Only high quality raw materials are used in the manufacture of brake cylinders. However, many fakes have appeared on the Russian market, and unstable quality is observed in brake cylinders from Asian branches.

Most of the complaints from users go to the sealing elements. Rubber loses its elasticity rather quickly, and corrosion appears under it.

Advantages

  • high popularity;
  • rich assortment;
  • affordable prices;
  • own test sites.

disadvantages

  • a lot of fakes;
  • unstable quality of nodes from Asian branches.

Miyaco

Rating: 4.5

Miyaco

The founder of the Miyaco brand is Masjiro Miyazawa, who opened the company in 1949. The first auto components were brake system parts, bearings and electrical equipment. In the process of development, new factories were opened, the range of products was expanded. Back in 1999, the ISO 9001 quality certificate was received, and in 2005 the company was certified according to the ISO 14001 certificate. Experts regretfully note the unknown brand in our country. But the brake cylinders are reliable and have a long service life. The brand closes the TOP-6 of our review.

On thematic forums, you can rarely read reviews about Miyaco auto parts. They are all positive. The only downside is the high price.

Advantages

  • Japanese quality;
  • own research center;
  • modern production;
  • a rich experience.

disadvantages

  • unknown in Russia;
  • high prices.

NK

Rating: 4.4

NK

The NK brand belongs to the large German concern SBS Deutschland GmbH. The company specializes in the development, production and sale of low-cost auto parts. At the same time, due attention is paid to product quality. All parts meet the requirements of the ISO 9001 certificate. In the manufacturer's catalog you can find parts of the brake system, suspension, steering, clutch elements. To combat counterfeiting, products are packed in three-color (black, white, red) cardboard boxes. Many brake cylinders come to our country from Asian branches, experts assess their quality as below average. The brand closes the top seven of the best manufacturers of brake cylinders.

The reviews of domestic motorists also differ. Along with reliable components, there are also short-lived spare parts.

Advantages

  • affordable prices;
  • rich assortment;
  • 3 year warranty;
  • protection against counterfeiting.

disadvantages

  • unstable quality.

Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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