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.
What is a brake booster? Learn how this modern braking technology works, and why it’s important for your vehicle.
How can ABS brakes save your life this winter? We break it down, so you can appreciate how helpful these snowy saviors are.
I still remember the first time I had to put a double-flare on a hard steel line. My dad and I were doing a brake job on our 1987 Suburban. … Continue Reading Know How Notes – How to Make a Double Flare Brake Line
What are slotted rotors and how can they improve spirited driving, track days, towing or hauling? Consider the pros and cons of slotted rotors.
Knowing when and how to check brake fluid can save you a few bucks or just flat out save you.
Wouldn’t it be great if our cars told us when something is wrong? In a way, they already do. Modern cars have instrument panels with dozens of symbols and warning indicators. These notify you of basic issues, like the windshield washer fluid is low, as well as possibly dangerous problems. Cars make a lot of noise, but there are a few telltale noises that signal your brakes are the culprit…
While it might be obvious when you need to replace your brake pads, it might not always be so obvious determining if you need brake rotor replacement….
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?