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How Do Car Brakes Work?

All drivers know that brakes serve to slow down your car and bring it to a stop. But have you ever wondered about the inner workings of your car’s brake...Read more

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Does My Car Have a Recall?

Glitchy backup cameras, loose brake calipers, defective windshield wipers, and engines with a high risk of stalling—these are just some of the issues that have prompted vehicle manufacturers to initiate...Read more

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5 Possible Reasons Why Your Car Shakes When Braking

A shaking or pulsating when applying the brake pedal almost always indicates excessive rotor runout or a variation in rotor thickness. Although not quite accurate, many professionals refer to these...Read more

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Car Care Month & COVID-19: Prep Your Vehicle for Emergencies

April is National Car Care Month—and it’s less than two weeks away. Now, with the exception of our brave health workers and other frontliners who are working hard to fight...Read more

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What is Brake Fluid and What Does it Do?

Every driver knows what brake fluid is, and you’ve probably topped up once or twice already. But have you ever wondered what it does or how it functions inside the...Read more

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How Long Do Brake Rotors Last?

The braking system is one of the most hardworking components of your car. And because it takes a lot of abuse, certain parts of the brake assembly will need to...Read more

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Better Together: A Guide to Buying Parts in Pairs

Is your car looking a little worse for wear? Or do you know someone who’s been saving up for ages to fix their ride? Show them some love this Valentine’s...Read more

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Squeaky Brakes: What Do They Mean & How to Fix Them

Nothing—except, perhaps, 90s boy band music—sounds worse than squeaky brakes. Every time you press the brake pedal, the unnerving sound fills your ears. Besides turning up the radio, and masking...Read more

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12 Last-Minute Gift Ideas

Don’t know what to get your loved one this year? Nothing says, “I love you,” like going out of your way to fix up their car. While the holidays can...Read more

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How to Replace a Brake Disc

Changing a set of brake discs is usually one of the easier automotive repairs. Many people attempt a brake job shortly after learning how to perform other basic tasks, such...Read more

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How to Diagnose Faulty Front Brake Discs

Rotors don’t take fancy equipment to diagnose. Most professionals test-drive the vehicle to see how the brakes feel. Then they perform a visual inspection of the rotors and, if necessary,...Read more

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How to Replace Front Brake Pads

Brake pad replacement is usually one of the easier automotive repairs. Many people attempt it shortly after learning how to perform other basic tasks, such as changing engine oil. But...Read more

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Common Symptoms of Bad Brake Pads

Brake pads are a crucial yet frequently neglected part of your car. All too often, you’ll hear a vehicle that makes a horrendous grinding noise while braking. That sound usually...Read more

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Common Symptoms of a Bad Brake Disc

Here’s a novel concept: Disc brake systems contain brake discs, which are also referred to as rotors. Like brake pads, rotors are considered wear items that require periodic replacement. I...Read more

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Common Wheel Hub Symptoms

Nothing's better than listening to your favorite song while cruising down the road. But if you have the tunes cranked full blast, as I often do, you may not hear...Read more

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Signs Your Vehicle Isn’t Running Properly: 10 Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Many modern cars feature high-tech diagnostic systems that monitor the health of the vehicle. Still, drivers will ignore common warnings that something is wrong. While it's okay to prolong a...Read more

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JC Whitney 101 Sweepstakes Jeep Build — Episode 10: Powerstop 4 Wheel Brake Kit

With our 101 Jeep on 35” BF Goodrich K02 tires and Method Grid wheels we would prefer more braking efficiency to stop the momentum of our Wrangler Unlimited Sport. There...Read more

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