Testimonial Tuesday: “I need a product that backs me up”

Testimonial Tuesday is back!

Today we catch up with Roger Gomez from County Brake & Alignment Plus Mufflers in Montclair, CA.

Dissatisfied with the pads he was using, Roger made the switch to DFC 5000 ADVANCED Brake Pads. “This is the best product for me,” said Roger, adding that “no one likes to do redo jobs.”

According to Roger, redo jobs make you lose time, profit, and even customers. “I need a product that backs me up,” he says. 

Click the video above to watch Roger’s full testimonial and find out how the DFC 5000 ADVANCED Brake Pads back you up!


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DFC 5000 Brake Pads Provide Top Performance to the GMC 2500

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DFC 5000 Brake Pads Provide Top Performance to the GMC 2500

After testing hundreds of brake pad materials and evaluating detailed test results (including different outputs under different conditions, different pressures and speeds, and fluid displacement) DFC designed the 5000 Brake Pad Series.

The DFC 5000 Brake Pad Series is a vehicle-specific, application-specific, friction program developed to work perfectly as a direct replacement for your vehicle. That’s why each pad is specially formulated, taking into account the coefficient of friction and compressibility (which gives you brake feel), and engineered to have no noise and extended wear. 

Click the video above and watch Co-Founder Dino Crescentini personally install DFC 5000 Brake Pads on the GMC 2500 and take it for a spin!


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Dino Gets the DFC Active Performance Brake Pads Smoking On His Porsche Carrera GT

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Dino Gets the DFC Active Performance Brake Pads Smoking On His Porsche Carrera GT

Looking for pads that are great for track days but also streetable? 

Look no further than DFC Active Performance Brake Pads. This high performance brake pad works from dead cold to temps as high as 1300°F, with low noise and no brake fade.

So how do these pads perform on the race track? Click the video above and watch Co-Founder Dino Crescentini take over the Spring Mountain Raceway in his Carrera GT- stocked with DFC Active Performance Brake Pads. 

Dino’s GT has been modified to carry a cast-iron brake system, and boasts 610 HP with a maximum speed of 200 MPH. According to Porsche, “The Carrera GT is a car that pushed technological boundaries beyond any supercar of that time. Its beautiful profile encompassed a staggeringly powerful 612PS V10 engine that was a direct descendant of the 10-cylinder race engine developed for the Le Mans 24-hours of 2000.”

“It’s the kind of car that will deliver the goods all day, every day, for the rest of its lifetime without hiccup or complaint”

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DFC Presents: Joyride with Dino

DFC Productions Presents: Joyride with Dino

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Joyride With Dino

Join Co-Founder Dino Crescentini as he cruises and bruises the streets of Los Angeles in his 1973 Alfa RomeoWhere did Dino find this rare car? And why an Alfa Romeo?

Click the video below to find out

We recently caught up with Dino and asked him about his 1973 Alfa Romeo.

“The model is actually a 1300 GTA Junior.  It is an aluminum-body version of the standard steel-body GTV.  They only produced about 500 units of the GTA in order to meet homologation requirements for racing regulations.”   

What fueled your passion for this type of car?

When I was a kid, my Dad had a trust-funder mechanic working for him that had a GTA that he raced that he would actually drive to work from time to time.  My Dad usually worked late, so when I was at the shop after school, he would have Charlie take me home. 

Charlie was in his 20’s and bit of a nut.  When ever he had the GTA, he would take me home via the infamous Mulholland Drive, which was basically a 6 mile-long race track.  Those rides home in the GTA were the most thrilling rides that anyone could ever experience, especially for a 10 year old kid.  That is when I fell in love with the GTA. 

It was also at this point of my life that I learned to keep my cool.  You can imagine how I would react when my Dad asked if it was OK if Charlie could take me home!  He had no idea, and it remained a secret for years.

Where did you find this rare car?

I found this particular car in Italy at a car show back in 2015, though I have had several of them in the past. I raced a GTA back in the early 1980’s.

What type of work have you done on it?

Being that the car was homologated for the 1300 class, the engine, though very high performance for a 1300cc engine, isn’t really that fast. 

I built a vintage-specification 2000cc engine that was used in the Alfa race cars back in the early 70’s. It really hauls ass now!

Any fun facts about this car?

Being that these cars were homologated for racing, almost all of them were all hacked up and converted to race cars immediately upon delivery. What is really cool about this car is that it was never raced and kept in its road-going “stradale” (street) condition. As a result, it is very rare.

There are perhaps 50 or 60 of these cars in the world in this condition. The GTA is worth about $300K.


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Testimonial Tuesday: Legendary Warehouse Distributor Larry Hoffberg

Testimonial Tuesday is back!

Today we catch up with the one and only, legendary warehouse distributor Larry Hoffberg.

Larry recently replaced the stock pads on his Audi with DFC 5000 EURO Ceramic Pads. We asked him about his experience and were happy to hear that his new EURO Ceramic Pads:

  • Were Noise-Free
  • Generated No Dust
  • Offered Excellent Pedal Feel

DFC 5000 EURO Pads

DFC 5000 EURO
Designed just for European applications, DFC 5000 EURO Ceramic Brake Pads are formulated to provide optimal and reliable stopping performance, excellent fade resistance, low dust, and stable friction performance across a wide temperature range.

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DFC: Brake Pad Program

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Co-Founder Dino Crescentini provides a brief overview of our award-winning brake pad program. DFC’s mission is to deliver quality, innovation, and value in the automotive industry. We make it our top priority to provide the widest range of coverage on the market.

From Vintage Alfa Romeo’s to modern 2022 applications, our brake pad program can fit the need of any driving style. We don’t spend time on entry-level products, we like to set the standard.



DFC 3000 Ceramic Brake Pads

DFC 3000 CERAMIC
DFC 3000 Brake Pads are formulated to provide optimal and reliable stopping performance, excellent fade resistance, low dust, and stable friction performance across a wide temperature range.

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DFC 3000 Semi-Metallic Brake Pads

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DFC 3000 Brake Pads are 100% post cured to ensure stable friction performance. Each pad is then scorched to remove uncured bonding agents to minimize the need for initial break-in period and increase stopping power from the initial stop.

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DFC 5000 Advanced Brake Pads

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DFC 5000 Advanced Formulation is made for vehicles that demand the absolute highest quality and performance from their individual components, driven by the move towards autonomous mobility.

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DFC Active Performance Brake Pads

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Engineered to meet the demands of the weekend offroaders, high performance enthusiast, spirited street driver, and serious track racer, DFC Active Performance Brake Pads are an extremely high torque.

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DFC HEAVY DUTY BRAKE PADS

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DFC Heavy-Duty Brake Pads deliver exceptional braking performance in harsh conditions. DFC Heavy-Duty brake pads are exclusively engineered and formulated to withstand extreme heat, heavy duty operation, frequent stopping, or towing.

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DFC 5000 EURO Pads

DFC 5000 EURO
Designed just for European applications, DFC 5000 EURO Ceramic Brake Pads are formulated to provide optimal and reliable stopping performance, excellent fade resistance, low dust, and stable friction performance across a wide temperature range.

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DFC ULTIMATE DUTY PERFORMANCE

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PERFORMANCE

DFC Ultimate Duty Performance Brake Pads deliver exceptional braking performance in any condition. These pads are exclusively engineered and formulated to withstand extreme heat, heavy-duty operation, frequent stopping, off-roading, or towing. Designed for the Ultimate Trucks and SUVs with larger wheels or tires, and modified suspension.

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Testimonial Tuesday: “You will not be disappointed”

Testimonial Tuesday is back!

Today we catch up with Brake Specialist Eli from Brake World in Royal Palm Beach, FL.

A year and half ago, Eli found himself needing an upgrade in brake quality. After evaluating several important options, he switched to DFC. Since then, Brake World uses DFC Brake Parts exclusively, and they haven’t looked back. 

Click the video below to watch his testimonial.

Eli understands that when it comes to brakes, you need top quality, dependable  parts. Yes, performance and function are important, but it’s equally important to satisfy the customer and avoid those dreaded comebacks. 

He adds, “We’ve been absolutely satisfied with the quality and the performance” of DFC Brakes. “Give them a chance,” Eli continues, “and you will not be disappointed.”

DFC’s mission is to deliver quality and innovation by manufacturing OE quality brake products for all foreign and domestic vehicles. 


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Testimonial Tuesday: Fleet Edition

Testimonial Tuesday is back (Fleet Edition)!

Today we catch up with Fleet Manager David Nichols from Washington County/Johnson City EMS in Johnson City, TN. 

Nichols oversees a fleet of 54 vehicles that provide emergency response to roughly 32,000 callers a year. 

Click the video below to watch his testimonial.

Nichols understands that drivers who frequently carry heavy loads require heavy duty stopping power. That’s why his Fleet “rides exclusively on DFC products.” 

He adds, “We have found that the GEOSPEC high-carbon content rotors resist cracking. The 1214 Series Heavy Duty Brake Pads resist fading and stop well at all temperatures.”

There’s no doubt that when it comes to emergency response (especially with that kind of volume) you absolutely need performance and dependability. 

DFC’s mission is to deliver quality and innovation by manufacturing OE quality brake products for all foreign and domestic vehicles, and for fleets of all sizes.

We recognize the ever changing conditions drivers of all vehicles face. Our products are designed to meet these needs, allowing drivers to stop when they need it most. 


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Testimonial Tuesday: “They have a good brake performance, no noise and no dust”

Testimonial Tuesday is back for 2022!

Today you get to catch up with German from 4G’s Auto Repair in Los Angeles, CA. 

Having switched over to DFC Brake Pads, German describes them as having “good brake performance, no noise and no dust like other pads do.” Click the video below to watch his testimonial.


As you know, excessive noise and dust are an absolute no-no when it comes to pads. With DFC Brake Pads, you’re getting a premium product that reduces noise and dust.

“That’s why we like it,” says German.

DFC’s mission is to deliver quality and innovation by manufacturing OE quality brake products for all foreign and domestic vehicles.

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Why is DFC selling so many brakes for electric vehicles?

Welcome to “Questions with Dino,” a new series where DFC Co-founder Dino Crescentini answers common customer questions.

Today’s question: Why is DFC selling so many brake products for electric vehicles when those vehicles have regenerative braking?

Regenerative braking, found in both hybrid and electric vehicles, provides longer lasting brakes compared to gas-powered vehicles because there is far less braking during normal use. 

So why are so many brake products sold for hybrid and electric vehicles, when their brakes should last far longer?

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To answer this, Dino considers the Toyota Prius and the Toyota Yaris. 

Both vehicles have the same fundamental chassis. However, the electric Prius may wear out its brakes faster than the Yaris, even with the aid of regenerative braking!

Why? Because electric vehicles like the Prius carry an extra thousand pounds of weight from their battery. Yes, regenerative braking lasts longer by itself…but because hybrid and electric vehicles are heavier, brakes may wear out sooner than anticipated. 

P.S. Did you know?

DFC’s Carbon Alloy Rotors are a direct replacement part for electric vehicles like the Tesla Model 3. They can also be paired with DFC 5000 ADVANCED brake pads. 
DFC’s 5000 ADVANCED brake pads are a direct replacement part for electric vehicles like the Tesla Model 3. They can also be paired with DFC Carbon Alloy Rotors