If there’s one thing you want your brakes to be, it’s dependable. Good brakes are important no matter what you drive and need to be maintained no matter how much of a DIY mechanic you fancy yourself to be. Learning how to clean brake rotors and staying on top of it is an easy way to help maintain your brake system’s safety.
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 brake caliper is a critical part of your car’s braking system. Here’s a look at how it works and some signs it needs your attention.
Learn how to fix squeaky brakes at home by inspecting the rotor, calipers and pads.
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.