Helpful Automotive Resources
September 25, 2019 How to Replace a Brake CaliperThe tools needed to replace a brake caliper vary, depending on what type of car you have. But in general, you’ll need:
A good buddy or a one-person brake bleeding toolAppropriate size line wrenchBrake fluidBrake line plug (sold at most auto parts stores)Breaker barC-clamp or disc brake spreaderFluid catch panJack and May 04, 2019 A Short Course on BrakesOn a disk brake, the fluid from the master cylinder is forced into a caliper where it presses against a piston. The piston, in-turn, squeezes two brake pads against the disk (rotor), which is attached to the wheel, forcing it to slow down or stop.
July 16, 2019 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Using a Floor JackBefore attempting any repairs, always double-check that your car is in “park” and that the parking brake is engaged. You should avoid working on any inclined surfaces because your car might tip over as it is being lifted. You should only jack up your vehicle on a flat section of the August 05, 2020 How Do Car Brakes Work?Stepping on the pedal activates its lever and its connected piston. Powered by your foot, the lever forces a piston inside the master cylinder. The piston then displaces brake fluid out of the cylinder and into the lines that lead to either the brake calipers (in a disc brake system)