Tag: brake pad set

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How Often Do Brakes Need to Be Replaced?

A vehicle’s brake system is one of its most critical safety features. It allows you to slow down or bring the vehicle to a complete stop when necessary. But as...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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Brake Dust: What You Need to Know to Keep Your Wheels Clean

You know that black residue that builds up on your car’s wheels? Yup, that’s brake dust. It’s a naturally occurring phenomenon that’s hard to eliminate. But with a few helpful...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 squeaking 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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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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How to Diagnose Worn Brake Pads

Diagnosing a set of worn brake pads is pretty easy. Generally, all you need are your eyes and a few simple tools. Note: The following is a general guide for...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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How to Replace a Brake Caliper

Brake caliper replacement is pretty simple – until you get to the bleeding part. Then you’ll need a friend (and possibly a whole lot of patience) to finish the job....Read more

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How to Diagnose a Faulty Brake Caliper

Before spending your hard-earned money on a new caliper, you’ll want to make sure the old one is bad. The good news is that caliper diagnosis is straightforward and doesn’t...Read more

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Bad Brake Caliper Symptoms: 7 Signs to Watch Out For

If you’re like me—and almost everyone else on the planet—you rarely think about your brake calipers. While brake pads must be replaced periodically, calipers should last the life of the...Read more

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How to Replace a Wheel Hub

Wheel hub assembly replacement is easy—at least, that's what YouTube leads you to believe. But the job doesn't always go smoothly in the real world, and I can personally attest...Read more

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Maintenance You Should Perform on Your Vehicle to Increase Its Resale or Trade-In Value

With Labor Day weekend fast approaching, now is the perfect time to start thinking about selling or trading in your current vehicle and purchasing a new one. The end of...Read more

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Things to Remember When Buying Brake Pads

It takes very little talent to drive fast in any car. All you need to do is mash the accelerator to the floor and watch the speedometer climb. The opposite...Read more

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10 Essentials: The Pre-Road-Trip Car Maintenance Checklist

Memorial Day weekend’s coming up, and we hope you’re just as thrilled as us for the opportunity to go on a road trip. (LA to Cayucos for this writer! Where...Read more

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A Short Course on Brakes

The modern automotive brake system has been refined for over 100 years and has become extremely dependable and efficient. The typical brake system consists of disk brakes in front and...Read more