Australian Automotive Aftermarket Magazine - September 2021

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XR BRAKE FLUID For racing only

Wilwood says its new XR race-only* brake fluid is the highest performance brake fluid for every level of motorsports, used successfully by F1, FIA World Endurance, MotoGP and World Rally Championship competitors. The new “extreme” XR Race-Only brake fluid formula has been in development for some time and was tested by top-level race teams throughout 2020. It has a 645-degree Fahrenheit boiling point, and Wilwood states it delivers “the best, most consistent pedal feel from start to finish, in the most adverse high-temperature racing conditions.” Wilwood explains that its XR Brake Fluid features a proprietary blend of high-performance polymer electrolytes and borate esters provide the highest resistance to aeration, plus: • Lowest compressibility available • Lowest moisture affinity available • Highest temperature resistance It has been designed for extreme temperature and endurance racing and boasts premium packaging with an airtight safety seal which ensures fresh, clean fluid upon opening. XR Race-Only Brake Fluid has reportedly been formulated to deliver the absolute best, most consistent pedal feel, start to finish, even in the most adverse racing conditions. For racers, the wet boiling point is irrelevant; only a high dry boiling specification matters. It says if the brakes are bled and filled with fresh fluid before events as part of your pre-race ritual, you will never absorb enough moisture to lower the dry boiling point. Wilwood explains that its XR Race-Only brake fluid has one of the highest dry boiling points of any readily available fluid. Every can of XR brake fluid is sealed airtight from the factory to keep out moisture and ensure optimum performance. Once opened, the container should be kept in a zip lock bag for future use. For more information, contact Rocket Industries on 02 8825 1900 or visit *For off-highway use only. Not DOT approved. 96

Australian Automotive Aftermarket Magazine September 2021

NAPA AUTO PARTS SLIDES INTO WORKSHOPS The NAPA engine oil range covers the needs of most of the Australian car parc

With 39 locations nationally and growing, NAPA Auto Parts says it is quickly becoming “the first choice for automotive electrical, air con and mechanical specialists around the country.” With a market leading range at every location, NAPA Auto Parts says the choice for workshops to choose its products is clear. NAPA Auto Parts Merchandise Manager – Oils and Lubricants, Tania Karinja, says it is the wide range from leading brands that keeps specialists coming back. “As a GPC business, it’s important to align ourselves with the leading brands that our customers know, trust and can rely on,” Tania said. “We’ve proudly partnered with Penrite to lead our Oils and Lubricants category; not only is it an iconic Australian brand, it has always been a number one brand for us to protect all moving parts in a vehicle.” With more locations open, NAPA Auto Parts says more mechanics and automotive specialists are choosing it to keep engines running smoothly and are finding extra value in the range of NAPA branded products. What started as a range of oils has now expanded into filters, wipers and more. Available in 5L, 20L and 205L in synthetic, semisynthetic, mineral and diesel options, the NAPA engine oil range covers the needs of most of the Australian car parc.

Each type of oil is available in a range of viscosities, with all options meeting Australian OE specifications. “We’re having great success from our range of NAPA engine oils. You’d be hard pressed to find a modern vehicle that couldn’t use NAPA oils on any of its regular logbook services”, Tania said. Penrite’s full range of trusted oils and lubricants is available through NAPA Auto Parts ensuring engines, transmissions and differentials are working smoothly, no matter the size of the vehicle. NAPA Auto Parts says it is here to support the needs of trade, industrial, commercial and mining workshops, which means it stocks the wider Penrite range to suit passenger motor vehicles, trucks, heavy equipment and more. For more information about NAPA Auto Parts, NAPA branded products or the wider range of automotive specialist and mechanical brands for your workshop, speak with your local NAPA Auto Parts team. Visit to locate your nearest branch


Repco says it offers the widest range of oils for your vehicle Repco explains that it stocks market leading brands, with its engine oils coming in an array of viscosities – including Semi Synthetic, Full Synthetic or a Mineral – so you can be sure you will be able to find the right product for your vehicle. It says choosing an oil has never been so easy at Repco, as by using its REGO SEARCH customers can find the right product for their vehicle by simply searching their registration number on Its wide selection of brands include Penrite, Castrol, Shell, Nulon and Valvoline, with Repco explaining that its customers are able to benefit from “cutting edge technology and the highest grade formulations.”

Repco also offers its customers Repco branded engine oil, which has been designed “to also suit a range of engine types and applications at an everyday competitive price.” Repco invites you to come and visit its stores today, stating that its friendly staff are there ready to give you a helping hand. For more information, visit

Articles inside

Members in Motorsport: Racing Together

pages 120-122

Performance & Racing

pages 118-119

Milestones: 70 years of MANN-FILTER

page 115


pages 116-117


pages 110-114

Oils & Lubes: Keeping your customers’ vehicles running smoothly

pages 90-105

HR Matters

page 109

Trade Talk: Terry Penney: one of the Burson Auto Parts originals

pages 106-107

Consumer Law

page 108


pages 28-69

Towing Systems & Vehicle Protection: All the latest in towbar & bullbar components

pages 72-89

Member Feature: Hayman Reese - 70 Years Strong

pages 70-71

Product R&D: Century Batteries - Made in Australia for local conditions

pages 24-27

Technofile: Opus IVS takes on 2013 Range Rover issues

pages 22-23

Cover Story: Penrite - Investing in Australia

pages 20-21

AAPEX and SEMA announce Health and Safety measures

page 19

Be on the alert for scams

pages 16-18

Apprentice shortages a concern for future of the Automotive industry

pages 12-13

Revised car usage in a COVID-19 world

page 15

Bosch opens new Manufacturing Automation Centre

page 14

RPM Automotive Group strengthens NQ presence

page 11

Future Fuels Fund revved up

pages 9-10

AAAA Report

page 6

Farewell and best wishes to Elyse Keyser

page 7


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