Copper Check Press Release

Copper Check Press Release

Copper check

Lower Pricing

The same industry standard brake fluid copper test you are used to from Phoenix Systems, but now at a lower price.

Finds Broken Brake Fluid

No other brake fluid test finds broken brake fluid faster than Copper Check. Copper Check is reliable, repeatable and 100% accurate.

revolutionary copper check finds broken brake fluid fast

Copper Check, a revolutionary diagnostic test strip used to determine when to change a vehicle’s brake fluid, is soon to be available to the automotive aftermarket. This test strip helps automotive service technicians quickly find and replace corrosive brake fluid.   

(PRWEB) August 26, 2020 – Automotive diagnostic technology has come far in past decades, but even the modern technician is still left to guess on when brake fluid should or should not be changed. Copper Check puts a stop to this guessing by providing an industry standard copper corrosion test strip that reveals the age and condition of DOT 3, 4 and 5.1 brake fluid. With the introduction of Copper Check to the automotive aftermarket, technicians can now find broken brake fluid in less than 60 seconds.  

Copper Check uses medical grade colorimetric test strip technology to discover the copper ion contamination within brake fluid. Nearly 50% of the used vehicles on the road today have enough copper corrosion contamination to no longer pass a DOT corrosion test. Copper corrosion within brake fluid is created when oxygen and heat are introduced through the master cylinder cap, rubber hoses, and overheated calipers. Brake lines are coated with copper inside to make them seamless, problem is, copper is the first metal to corrode. Once copper ion levels reach 200 ppm they begin to attack iron components and cause frozen calipers, malfunctioning ABS units, and leaking master cylinders.

Copper Check is ideal for service centers who want to utilize the most up to date technology when diagnosing a vehicle brake system. This test is repeatable, reliable and 100% accurate. In today’s ever changing environment it is vital to provide accurate proof for the services a shop recommends. 

Copper Check will be available to purchase early Q4 of 2020. Please contact Jeremiah at jt@brakebleeder.com to obtain more information about pricing and availability.

 

About Copper Check 

Copper Check is owned by the leading authority in brake fluid testing, Phoenix Systems. Phoenix Systems pioneered the technology of using copper ions to determine when to change brake fluid. Copper corrosion testing brake fluid is included in the MAP/AMRA EUICS service codes and trusted by the majority of all large chain service centers and owner operated shops in the United States and Canada.

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Reverse Bleed Your UTV

This cry for help sound familiar? 

“I’ve spent at least 12 hours trying to bleed the brake lines on my UTV, but the pedal still goes to the floor. Today I went to the store to get a vacuum pump. I must have run 3 bottles of fluid through the system and still nothing. What am I doing wrong?”

Sale!

Getting a perfectly firm pedal is a must have when out exploring new trails and flying through your favorites at top speed. Many people are having a hard time getting all the air out of their lines using traditional bleeding methods leaving a mushy pedal.  There is really only one proven way to get that perfect pedal every time and that is by reverse bleeding the brakes.  Reverse bleeding was originally designed for tough-to-bleed cars and trucks but recently it has been reveled as the only way to go with the fast growing UTV market. 

Reverse bleeding pushes the trapped air, that can be so hard to get out with the abrupt curves in the brake lines, up and out the master cylinder.  The air is naturally trying to rise and trying to pull it down when it doesn’t want to go that way can sometimes feel impossible. Working with this flow, as opposed to against it, results in a one man 5-10 minute process instead of potentially endless shenanigans. This reverse bleeder is perfect for UTV techs and weekend warriors alike. 

Click Here to learn more about reverse bleeding process.

Are you a Technician or Part Changer?

Are you a Technician or Part Changer?

Brake Technician

Vs.

Part Changer

Problem:

What happens when you diagnose a problem by trying to throw parts at the car to fix it instead of diagnosing the issue correctly? Does this happen in your shop with some of your technicians? What is your customer’s reaction when this happens?

Cause:

The majority of people servicing brakes have obtained most of their knowledge on the job. While hands on experience is sometimes the best teacher, it cannot always provide the knowledge that is necessary to understand the inner workings of the various brake parts and systems. Without this understanding, accurate diagnosis can be extremely difficult if not impossible.

Solution:

In the eyes of most technicians and consumers, the brake system is relatively simple. Disc brakes in the front and drum or disc brakes in the rear. “Throw” a set of pads on it and it will be fine. This oversimplification of the brake system leads to many of the problems that are encountered. 

The brake system is a complex system. It has many components which are dependent upon one another to function properly. The key word is “system”. They work together to stop the vehicle. When one part of the system is not working properly, then other parts of the system will be affected. There is a direct relationship between how good a technician is and how much they know about how each part in the system works.

Accurate brake system diagnosis depends on having a clear understanding of:

How does each part work?

What can go wrong?

What will that cause?

Many technicians servicing brake systems do not have a good enough handle on the first point listed above, how each part works. Without this the technicians will be faced with replacing parts to try and correct a problem. This is the definition of a “parts changer”. Brake technicians have a clear understanding of each part in the system and how it relates to the overall system operation. This gives them the ability to understand what can go wrong with the part and what it will cause. They use this in applying a logical approach to the diagnosis of the various brake problems they encounter.

Technicians must constantly seek out new sources of information. These tips and blog posts are examples of where to get the kind of information necessary to allow accurate diagnosis of many different brake problems. Other resources include trade publications, seminars, webinars, and the internet (many resources here with YouTube, Facebook, Automotive Forums, etc…). With the constant advancement of vehicle technology, the learning process will never be over. We hope that you will keep coming back for our Tech Tips Blog Posts.

Are you selling a “Phony Flush?”

Are you selling a “Phony Flush?”

Are you selling a “Phony Flush?”

Changing Brake Fluid is an important service for the safety and longevity of our vehicles. However, it can be difficult to determine when the right time is to change the fluid. Many service centers offer a “Phony Flush” by recommending an un-needed service.  Or they send customers home without properly diagnosing worn out brake fluid which does need to be changed.

Common unethical methods used to validate a need for changing brake fluid:

Looks Dirty

Rubber brake lines and fittings will often discolor brake fluid in a brand new vehicle. Changing brake fluid based upon color is too subjective and unethical. This includes using bottles, trays and paper to show the color of the brake fluid.

Smells Bad

I don’t believe many of us know what brake fluid should or should’nt smell like. The smell is surely not a good reason to change brake fluid.

Has Moisture

Moisture does not equal boiling point. Most brake fluid with up to 3% moisture will Not fail a boiling point test. There is No standard for changing brake fluid based upon moisture content. Moisture pens are known to fail brand new brake fluid.

Because I Say So

We realize there are master mechanics with an unlimited amount of knowledge, however science can now take the subjectivity out of a recommendation. It is time to get up to speed with today’s testing technology and make a proper recommendation.

Valid and ethical reasons to change brake fluid:

Intervals

Different vehicle manufacturers have different intervals for changing brake fluid. Most Ford, Chrysler and GM models have No interval for brake fluid, while most European and many Asian manufacturers have an interval of somewhere between 15K to 24K miles. Making a recommendation to change brake fluid based upon an OEM service interval is a valid reason for service.

Boiling Point

Moisture does not equal boiling point. The best method for testing the boiling point of brake fluid is to use a boiling point analyzer. The DOT FMVSS standards state that DOT 3 brake fluid should not boil below 284° F. On average less than 4 % of vehicles on the road will have a boiling point below 284° F.

Copper Testing

Using copper testing technology to determine when to change brake fluid has become the most used and recognized standard to determine when to change brake fluid. Up to 50% of vehicles on the road today have enough copper corrosion in their brake fluid to keep them from passing the DOT FMVSS corrosion test. Testing brake fluid copper levels is part of the AMRA EUICS standards and helps a shop comply with the Automotive Repair Act of California. Copper testing brake fluid is also part of the inspection process for Firestone, GoodYear, Monro, Tire Kingdom, Jiffy Lube, Pep Boys, AAA and many other service centers.

Recommending a brake fluid service based upon copper content in brake fluid will:

 #1 Deliver the most ethical and legal method to determine when to change brake fluid.

#2 Provide a much greater level of opportunity than any other test.

#3 Give a better experience for the customer to see and understand why they should change their brake fluid.

Click Here to learn more about copper testing brake fluid.

Brake Service Done Right with Brake Fluid Test Strips

Brake Service Done Right with Brake Fluid Test Strips

Brake Service Done Right with Brake Fluid Test Strips

Problem:

One of the major problems and concerns with servicing brake fluid is the issue of customers returning to the service center because the job wasn’t done correctly. Not only is this a huge problem for the customer, but it’s a problem for the service center. Avoid this problem by using brake fluid test strips.

Cause:

The root cause of this problem can be traced to not having the proper tools to make sure the brake fluid was tested and changed properly.

Solution:

Brake fluid test strips are designed to make services center more efficient, and increases customer satisfaction with their brake service. The Brake fluid test strips made by Phoenix systems are called BrakeStrip.

BrakeStrip is a 60-second test that identifies serious brake system problems before they occur – thereby ensuring your customers’ safety while earning their trust and loyalty. BrakeStrip also uses Motorist Assurance Program (MAP) guidelines for brake fluid test results. Plus, BrakeStrip is recommended by manufacturers like Bendix Brakes and Raybestos. No other brake fluid test finds bad brake fluid as often as BrakeStrip.

Learn more about BrakeStrip.

How to use brake fluid test strips:

Show customers you really stand behind your work, and use BrakeStrip to give them proof that their brake service was done right. BrakeStrips are easy to use. First dip the BrakeStrip into the brake fluid.

Next compare the brake fluid test strips to the color chart. Then change the brake fluid, re-test and provide the customer with the brake fluid test strips and result card. This will set the customers mind at ease knowing their brake fluid was serviced correctly.

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PHOENIX SYSTEMS RETIRING BRAKESTRIP AND REPLACING IT WITH BRAKESTRIP PLUS

PHOENIX SYSTEMS RETIRING BRAKESTRIP AND REPLACING IT WITH BRAKESTRIP PLUS

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PHOENIX SYSTEMS RETIRING BRAKESTRIP AND REPLACING IT WITH BRAKESTRIP PLUS

New BrakeStrip Plus provides 2x the service opportunities and helps service centers deliver a safer and more reliable vehicle to their customer.

  1. GEORGE, Utah – With a desire to deliver more value to their customers, Phoenix Systems announces the retirement of its popular BrakeStrip at the end of 2018. The new and improved BrakeStrip Plus will take the place of BrakeStrip beginning January 2019.

BrakeStrip Plus is an innovative test strip which features a brake fluid test pad on one end and coolant test pads on the opposite end. The new strip will provide service centers 2x the service opportunities and help deliver more reliable and safer vehicles.

“We developed BrakeStrip Plus to give users the ability to determine the condition of both brake fluid and coolant in less than 90 seconds,” said Jeremiah Terry, Manager at Phoenix Systems. “BrakeStrip Plus reveals brake fluid and coolant problems before they occur and helps keep a vehicle functioning at its best. Our goal is to offer BrakeStrip Plus without increasing the price.”

For the past eighteen years, over 100 million brake fluid test strips have been used to diagnose worn out brake fluid and have produced over $3 billion in brake fluid service opportunities for service centers worldwide. The new BrakeStrip Plus will increase this tradition of service and is protected by multiple patents and patents pending. 

For more information about BrakeStrip Plus, visit www.brakestripplus.com.

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About Phoenix Systems

Founded in 1994, Phoenix Systems is committed to providing cutting-edge tools and technology for the automotive undercar industry.  The company has pioneered many new technologies resulting in more than a dozen patents to change the way vehicles are serviced. BrakeStrip with brake fluid copper testing technology is the industry leading brake fluid test.  The company’s Reverse Bleeding Technology is available in a variety of brake bleeder systems used by both auto care professionals and do-it-yourselfers. For more information, write to 1076 East Commerce Dr #400, St. George, UT 84790; call 435.673.0777; or visit www.brakebleeder.com.   

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