Your brake system can get air bubbles inside. While you can fix it, there is also a way to prevent it. Learn why and how to bleed brakes.
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?
The process of removing air from the hydraulic brake system is called bleeding. Air is compressible, and any air in the system will be compressed during brake application, causing a … Continue Reading Brake Bleeding Basics
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Keeping air out of your brakes is a straightforward, yet critical maintenance task. Here’s a quick run down of how to bleed brakes yourself.