This is a premium quality, organic, long life anti-boil / anti freeze concentrate. Suitable for both automotive and heavy duty diesel engines. This coolant protects all metals found in cooling systems and gives excellent protection against cavitations erosion and significantly increases the operation life of water pumps.

It exceeds corrosion performance levels required to meet Australian standard AS/NZS 2108.1-1997. Containing 86% monoethylene glycol and a double inhibitor package ensuring ultimate corrosion protection and extended life service. It contains no silicates, borates, phosphates, nitrites, nitrates or amines and will not have adverse effects on hoses or gaskets.


Protex Type A coolant is a fully formulated ethylene glycol based anti-boil / anti-freeze coolant concentrate. Suitable for most automotive vehicles it is manufactured to meet or exceed vehicle manufacturer, national and international standards. Offering protection for all metals used in today’s engines and against “hot spot” corrosion, common in aluminium cylinder heads. This coolant delivers excellent cold climate protection and contains no amines or nitrites.


Protex Type B coolant is an extremely effective, water based corrosion and rust inhibitor. It can be used in all automotive engines where anti-boil/anti-freeze is not recommended or required. This will guard against rust, scale and sludge build up and ensure complete protection for all metals found in automotive systems, including alloy. This product exceeds the requirements of AS/NZS 2108.1-1997for coolant Type B. It has no harmful effect on rubber hoses and gaskets.

Radiator caps

Radiator Caps & Clamps


Tridon Radiator caps are manufactured to OE specifications and in quality accredited facilities. The comprehensive range ensures maximum market coverage.

  • Manufactured using the highest quality components in ISO9001 / TS16949 quality accredited facilities
  • Tailored program dedicated to the Australian market
  • Complete range ensures maximum market coverage
  • Metal caps feature all stainless steel for optimum corrosion resistance and performance
  • Direct OE replacement products supported by accurate vehicle applications
  • Available in both recovery and non-recovery styles
  • Both metal and plastic designs for direct OE replacement
  • Tridon Safety Lever Radiator CapsSuitable for performance applications
  • Lever prevents scalding and burns during cap removal

Since 1976 Tridon Australia has been at the forefront of hose clamp technology. With a comprehensive range and proven quality and reliability, Tridon clamps are second to none.

  • Perforated Band Clamps9126
  • Solid Band Clamps
  • T-Bolt Clamps
  • EFI Clamps
  • Double Ear Clamps
  • Rubber Lined Clamps
  • Spring Lock Clamps
  • Uniband Clamps
  • Vinyl coated Clamps

Compact 9 and 18 drawer merchandisers:

  • Conveniently hold a range of Tridon hose clamps in popular sizes
  • Clamp sizes and part numbers easily identified for selection and re-order
  • Drawer style allows for easy access and refill
  • Modular units can be configured to suit individual requirements
  • Available for Perforated, Multi-Purpose, Solid Band and T-Bolt clamps in part stainless or all stainless steel
fan clutches

Fan Clutches

Engineered to match the performance, fit and appearance of the original equipment clutch that it replaces. All fan clutches are sourced globally only from approved manufacturers to our specifications.

  • Great Range Offering
  • High Quality
  • Stamped PTX For Easy Identification
vacuum Components

Vacuum Components

Most braking systems utilise the vacuum created by the vehicles engine as a means of amplifying the braking pedal effort of the vehicle. AAD carry an extensive range of vacuum components. We specialise in the remanufacture of Vacuum brake boosters. These take many shapes and sizes. Our extensive research and global sourcing ensures our ability to provide solution for any vehicle.

Vacuum Components available include:

  • Boosters
  • Couplings
  • Clamps
  • Hose
  • Repair kits
  • Tanks
  • T-pieces
  • Trailer braking systems

Reconditioned Units

The AAD range of reconditioned units is second to none in Australia.

All reconditioned units are rebuilt using only quality replacement components and are reconditioned to strict AAD re-manufacturing procedures. All reconditioning takes place in our re-manufacturing facility located within head office, in Melbourne.

All units are fully disassembled, shot blast to bare metal and rebuilt with all necessary new wearing parts.

The end product is then tested in accordance to AAD’s strict testing procedures.

Common Reconditioned Assemblies:

  • Calipers
  • Hydropowers
  • Master, Slave and Wheel Cylinders
  • Master Vacs
hydraulic cylinders



With over 3300 references in AAD’s Protex range of hydraulic cylinders, we offer the single largest range of cylinders available in the automotive aftermarket today.

Dedicated product development from worldwide sources ensures on going range expansion and maximum vehicle coverage. With a “First to market on new models” approach and a commitment to also cater for older vehicles, our proven quality and dependability ensures ongoing supply of Master, slave and wheel cylinders.

There is a Protex cylinder to fit most applications.

  • Master Cylinders
  • Slave Cylinders
  • Wheel Cylinders

The range of AAD hydraulic repair kits and components compliment the hydraulic cylinder range and allow for the cost effective repair of higher priced brake assemblies. All kits and components are sourced from the world’s leading rubber manufacturers.

Within excess of 3300 references incorporating the following

  • Caliper Pistons
  • Caliper Sealscylinders
  • Caliper Assemblies
  • Complete Rubber kits
  • Reservoirs
  • Caps


If it belongs to the brake system AAD will have it in our hardware range.

From the tube nut that screws into the master cylinder to the anti rattle clips.

AAD’s extensive range of hardware caters for a wide range of vehicles.

  • Brake pipe and tube
  • Banjo unions and bolts
  • T Pieces
  • Joiners and Elbows
  • Saddles
  • Clips and retainers
  • Anti rattle clips and shims
  • Copper washers
  • Springs
  • Take off Adaptors
  • Bleeder Screws
  • Tube & Flare Nuts
  • Bundy Tubing
  • Pad Fitting Kits
  • Wear Sensors
  • Shim Kits
  • Switches


The extensive Protex range includes all items needed to complete any driveline repair.

All components are manufactured and imported from the world’s leading suppliers.

The range includes:

  • CV Driveshafts
  • CV Boots
  • Axle Seals
  • Hub Bearings
  • Rubber Grease
  • Wheel Bearing Kits

Protex Wheel Bearing Kits are of the highest standard and include all needed components. Offering the highest level of quality and convenience, while taking the guesswork out of bearing selection. These kits provide everything you need to install a new wheel bearing on the spot. Optimal Wheel Bearing Kits are also available.

disc rotors

Disc Rotors & Drums

AAD carry an extensive range of brake disc rotors and drums. The range offered is second to none.

The Protex Range of disc rotors and drums has been established and proven in the market for over a decade. Protex disc rotors and drums are now recognised as a leading brand in the automotive aftermarket. The range now has over 1900 references. Both hat and hub type rotors are available for most vehicles. All Protex rotors and drums are manufactured by World class manufacturers.


Protex standard brake discs offer unparalleled range and vehicle coverage. Ground and balanced ensuring maximum bedding in and trouble free operation straight out of the box. Protex Brake disc rotors are coated in rust preventative oil.


Protex brake drums are available in a wide range of applications to suit all popular drum brake models. From the smaller two door hatch right up to the largest commercial vehicles. There is a Protex brake drum to suit your application.

Protex Ultra Street:

Ultra street brake discs are manufactured from revolutionary technologically advanced materials providing enhanced braking performance and shorter stopping distances. The hat/hub, rim, grooves and holes are finished in a traditional sports red acrylic silicone metallic coating, to prevent rust. They look fantastic behind any open or Mag wheel. Ultra Street is packaged in a Gold High Gloss very distinctive designed box sure to grab customer’s attention when sitting on your shelf.

Features include:

  • Unique thermal cooling drill & groove patterndisc rotors
  • Enhanced braking performance
  • Shorter braking distance
  • Immediate removal of gases preventing glazing
  • Superior strength & life
  • Improved performance at high temperatures
  • Advanced cooling pillar system
  • Stylish red sports appearance
  • Reduced run out and DTV
  • Advanced molecular technology
  • Advanced molybdenum composition
  • Acrylic silicone metallic coating
Protex Groove:

Protex groove brake discs are grooved for more efficient braking performance and shorter stopping distances. The hat/hub, rim and grooves are finished in a black acrylic silicone metallic coating, preventing rusting. Packaged in its own distinctive silver box, Groove packaging is equally attractive to customers. Price pointed slightly under Ultra Street, Groove brake discs provide an affordable upgrade for most popular vehicles.

Features include:

  • Increased friction between pad and disc
  • Enhanced braking performance
  • Shorter braking distance
  • Reduced run out and DTV
  • Immediate removal of gases
  • Prevents glazing
  • Precision machined and ground
  • Improved performance at high temperature
  • Stylish sports appearance
  • Acrylic silicone metallic coating


disc pad wear sensors

Disc Pad Wear Sensors

AAD has recently released a range of Protex Disc Pad Wear Sensors. There are over 130 part numbers available to suit most of the vehicles requiring sensors in the Australian market today.

The high quality disc pad wear sensors are very competitively priced. A key feature is they fit not only Protex disc pads, but other brands of pads as well as .

Like all Protex products, they are sourced from world leading suppliers which are quality accredited and built to Original Equipment standards.

The TRW range of disc pad wear sensors are also exclusively available through AAD.