As a car parts dealer or distributor, you’ll know that finding the right manufacturers and suppliers can be a challenge. In today’s tough economic times, consumers are increasingly turning towards fixing their own vehicles or sourcing parts themselves, and it’s down to firms like you to supply them. But before you do, you need to find partners and manufacturers that you can depend on. To help, we’ve rounded up questions to ask when looking for a brake pads supplier to ensure the products and service you receive are of the highest standard… 

Do you offer brake pads my clients need?

Perhaps one of the most important things you need to consider is whether the manufacturer offers the types of brake pads your clients need. As a car parts dealer, the chances are that you have customers in both B2B and B2C customers, so sourcing the right partner to supply them is important. To make life easier, you might even want to work with a firm that manufactures car brakes for both cars and vans, as well as other vehicles. At FRONTECH, for example, we manufacture replacement chassis parts for 99% of commercial vehicles, with a particular specialism in brake pads and brake disks. You can use our products on BMW, Audi, Honda, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, and Volvo vehicles to name a few.

What other products do you manufacture and sell?

Although you might have clients that only want to purchase brake pads from your website or car parts store, the chances are that they’ll be looking for complementary products for their repairs. Indeed, items such as brake shoes, brake lining, brake kits, and brake sensors may also be in high demand, and having a manufacturer that can provide you with both brake pads and the necessary components and accessories required to install them is a welcome bonus. Ask about the products they manufacture and stock before working with them. 

Are your brake pads high quality?

Ultimately, one of the most important considerations to make is whether the brake pads you are buying are of high quality. Although it’s always worth asking for some samples to be sent to compare them with brake pads you already stock and sell, it’s also worth asking about the manufacturing process. For example, purchasing directly from a manufacturer means you’re not going through layers of resellers, which can complicate the process and increase costs. 

At FRONTECH, we have a complete product information database containing everything from the initial drawings to the final product’s size, weight, and more, ensuring high performance and quality. What’s more, all of our products follow the same production line as OEM parts and must pass the same, strict quality control standards – we don’t cut corners and we don’t sell parts that don’t conform to our highest standards and processes. 

Where do your brake pads come from? 

It’s worth asking where the brake pads you’re going to buy are manufactured. Having a direct line to the manufacturer allows you to give feedback and even ask for customisations if necessary. At FRONTECH, we manufacture all of our brake pads in-house and have on-site testing facilities which allow us to perfect each and every product. We’re one of the top three suppliers in China on the eCommerce website Alibaba, and we have a 400m² production facility which sets us apart from our competitors, as we can respond to customer demand and make changes to our products accordingly. We ship our brake pads around the world, allowing you to deliver high-quality products to your customers at exceptional prices. 

Do you offer customer support? 

Finally, it’s worth thinking about customer support and understanding how your partner will be there for you when you need them. It’s all well and good finding a brake pads supplier that offers quality products, but if you need technical support or have questions about their installation and maintenance, it’s important to work with someone you can trust and build a rapport with. At  FRONTECH, for instance, we offer our customers advice and guidance to ensure that they use our products correctly, and to expect the lifespan of their brake pads. 

What’s more, we can even work with businesses looking to resell our brake pads under their own branding – our team will even design boxes, logos, and informational material to allow you to deliver a branded product offering to your customers, increasing your profit margins.

FRONTECH is a brake pads supplier that you can depend on. With more than 10,000 items for commercial and personal vehicles in our inventory, we help clients around the world. To find out how we could support your business, visit our website or call +86-546-7766444. We look forward to hearing from you – and helping you with your brake pad requirements – soon.