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Q:   Do I need rear disc brakes?

A:  Under heavy deceleration the vehicle's weight is transferred to the front axle, requiring the front brakes to do most of the work stopping the vehicle. However, adding improved braking to the rear of the vehicle can improve overall braking performance.

Q:   Are your wide five hubs filled with oil?

A:  No

Q:   Can a car manufacturer deny me a warranty claim because I upgraded to a Wilwood brake system?

A:  Information provided in this FAQ was provided by SEMA and can be found on their website under “Federal Warranty Laws.” You can also Google “The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (15 U.S.C. 2302(C).”

This federal law regulates warranties for the protection of consumers. The essence of this law concerning aftermarket auto parts is that a vehicle manufacturer may not condition a written or implied warranty on consumers using parts or services, which are identified by brand, trade or corporate name (such as the vehicle makers brand) unless the parts or service are provided free of charge. The law means that the use of an aftermarket part alone is not cause for denying the warranty. However, the law's protection does not extend to aftermarket parts in situations where such parts actually caused the damage being claimed under the warranty. Further, consumers are advised to be aware of any specific terms or conditions stated in the warranty, which may result in its being voided. The law states in relevant part:

“No warrantor of a consumer product may condition his written or implied warranty of such product on the consumers using, in connection with such product, any article or service (other than article or service provided without charge under the terms of the warranty) which is identified by brand, trade or corporate name....” (15 U.S.C. 2302(C)). If you have any questions, please contact a Wilwood Sales Technician at 805-388-1188 or email customerreply@wilwood.com.

Wilwood Engineering, Inc
4700 Calle Bolero
Camarillo, CA 93012
Phone: (805) 388-1188
Fax: (805) 388-4938

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