Disc brake calipers come in two forms: floating and fixed. Get to know the difference between the two and why it matters.
When you think about it, the idea that putting a small amount of pressure on a pedal could bring a speeding vehicle to a halt sounds a little ludicrous. Luckily, we’ve developed braking systems that do exactly that (and more). One key to good brakes is surprisingly small: the brake bleeder screw. Do you know how to use it and what it does for you?
A frozen brake caliper can quickly turn into a big problem if left unchecked. Learn the signs of this issue so that you can fix it as soon as it happens.
The anti-lock braking system uses an ABS sensor or wheel sensor to monitor the wheel speed and send this information to the ABS computer. The ABS computer uses this information … Continue Reading What is an ABS Sensor And How Does It Go Bad?
Wondering what the differences are between disc vs. drum brakes? Here are the pros and cons of each.
Emergency braking systems help you stop more quickly and safely — here’s how.
Unlike the front brakes on your car, the rear brakes only perform about 20-30 percent of the braking action. Where this causes an issue is when the rear brakes are … Continue Reading Know-How Notes: Wheel Cylinder Replacement Tips
When you step on the brake pedal, the brake actuators grip onto the rotor or drum to create enough friction to slow the car down.
(Editor’s note: This article on how to measure brake pedal ratio is meant for skilled readers who are familiar with modifying or customizing their own vehicles.) When the brake pedal … Continue Reading How To Measure Brake Pedal Ratio