Presented by Centric Parts and its StopTech performance and racing division

March 15, 2012

Centric Parts Securing the Safety of Those Who Keep Us Safe and Secure

Centric Parts reps recently attended the Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association Conference in Arizona, where they met with Larry LaBarbera, Resource Management/Fire Maintenance Superintendent for the Mesa (AZ) Fire Department. Mr. LaBarbera oversees a fleet of 163 vehicles, that includes administrative use sedans as well as a wide variety of light and medium duty vehicles (1/2, 3/4, 1, 1-1/2 and 2 ton).

Up until 2005, Mr. LaBarbera had been using a combination of OEM and premium aftermarket brake pads for his fleet. In 2005, however, he switched the whole department over to Centric Parts brake friction...and he hasn't looked back.

Mr. LaBarbera reports that, "We’ve had great results with all of the Centric Premium and PosiQuiet products we’ve used over the past six years." In fact, Mr. LaBarbera says that he has been "extremely pleased with the results." He noted that, "Because of Centric's application coverage, noise and dust issues have been virtually eliminated," and that they've seen a dramatic increase in longevity over previous friction.

Mr. LaBarbera adds that he plans to continue using Centric Parts products on all of the light and medium duty code 3 vehicles in the well as on his personal vehicles too!

Centric Premium and PosiQuiet friction is known for being some of the best friction on the market, but hearing such positive real world feedback - from someone who has so much riding on it - really proves that Centric is succeeding at its mission to be the best brake company in the world.