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Police Interceptors Demand More from Brake Parts

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Motorcraft offers only police-tested OE brake system for Ford Interceptors

DEARBORN, Mich., February 25, 2016; When it comes to brakes, not all parts are created equal. This is especially true for police interceptors – the vehicles that are subjected to the most rigorous driving conditions on the roads today.

While all of the interceptor brake products on the market promise high performance parts, Motorcraft’s original equipment (OE) parts are still the only brake parts available for Ford police vehicles that have undergone Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) testing.

“Our interceptor brake parts are held to a higher standard than the other products on the market today,” said Marcus Liskey, Brake Product Manager, Ford Motor Company. “From the heavy duty calipers and the beefed up rotors to the specifically formulated brake pads, we’re offering the same high-quality parts that were on these vehicles when they rolled off the assembly line, and that makes a difference.”

Ford’s OE brake parts have been developed and tested with the LA Sheriff’s Department and the Michigan State Police, and they are tested annually in cooperation with agencies like the Michigan State Police, Dearborn P.D., Los Angeles P.D. and the L.A. County Sherriff’s Department to ensure optimal functionality. Additionally, Ford’s own Product Development (PD) Engineers work closely with municipalities across the country to gather feedback and fine-tune products as needed.

“We are committed to Motorcraft’s interceptor brake parts because they are the only parts that have undergone the kind of testing that reflects how our interceptor vehicles operate on the roads,” said George Yamanaka, Police Director for the Los Angeles Police Department. “Their manufacturing approach takes into account the whole braking system of each vehicle, and they are warranted by the OEM manufacturers if there are any issues. We extensively test our cars at our own test track prior to making any changes to the OEM setup. At the end of the day, it’s really the safest brake product for our Ford interceptors.”

About Motorcraft Motorcraft offers a complete line of replacement parts that are recommended by Ford Motor Company. From routine maintenance to underhood repairs, Motorcraft parts offer value with high quality and the right fit at competitive prices. Motorcraft parts are available nationwide at Ford and Lincoln dealers, independent distributors and automotive parts retailers, and are backed by the Service Parts Limited Warranty of Ford Motor Company. For more information, visit