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Brake Fluid Levels

How to Check Your Car’s Brake Fluid Levels

How to Check Your Car’s Brake Fluid Levels Brake fluid is a type of hydraulic fluid used in hydraulic brake and hydraulic clutch applications in vehicles. It is used to transfer force into pressure, and to amplify braking force. Simply stated, when you apply your foot to the brake pedal, brake fluid transfers this force […]

Clutch Noise

Clutch Noise – How to Properly Diagnose A Noisy Clutch Pedal

Clutch Noise – How to Properly Diagnose A Noisy Clutch Pedal If you’ve noticed some sounds coming from the centre-console area of your vehicle, it may be due to a clutch that has broken or some of the individual components are wearing out. Either way, trying to troubleshoot a noisy clutch can be complex and […]

Master Cylinder Failure

Master Cylinder Failure Symptoms Clutch

Master Cylinder Failure Symptoms Clutch A clutch master cylinder is a component found on vehicles equipped with manual transmission, and serves as the pump for the hydraulically operated clutch system. When the clutch pedal is pressed, the clutch master cylinder pushes fluid through the system down to the clutch slave cylinder so that it may […]

Car Not Braking Properly

Car Not Braking Properly: How to Troubleshoot what is Actually Wrong with Your Braking System

Car Not Braking Properly: How to Troubleshoot what is Actually Wrong with Your Braking System Your brakes are probably the most important part of your car. Without an intake system, you’ll just sit there. But at least you won’t hit a tree while you’re just sitting there! Seriously, brakes aren’t something to play around with. […]

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Top 7 Good Road Side Manners

There are more cars on the road now than ever before. Previously not everyone was able to afford a car but nowadays there are a variety of options available suitable for every pocket. With public transport not being the ideal means of transport anymore, more people are driving themselves to work. The sheer amount of […]

Brake Assessment

Brake Assessments – What Is Involved?

Brake Assessments – What Is Involved? “Brakes are pretty much the most important safety device on your car. Inspecting your brakes twice a year for wear and damage can protect you and your passengers while saving you money by catching any damage before it becomes too costly. On many cars you can inspect the brakes […]

How To Emergency Stop

How to Emergency Stop

How to Emergency Stop A good driver will rarely have to stop in an emergency as he or she is always on the lookout for potentially dangerous situations, and will act accordingly. However, with life being as unpredictable as it is, a situation may arise that could not have been anticipated and consequently the only […]

Grinding Car Brakes

Grinding Car Brakes – Troubleshooting Car Noises

Grinding Car Brakes – Troubleshooting Car Noises Brakes that are making a grinding sound could be bad news. Some noise from your brakes is no big deal. For example, some brakes are squeaky and complain because they need a little brake pad lube between the brakes pads and the carrier or holder. Other sounds mean […]

Why Do Car Brakes Lock Up

Why Do Car Brakes Lock Up?

Why Do Car Brakes Lock Up? When a car’s brakes lock up when stopping, it creates an unsafe situation. A car with locked up brakes is unstable and difficult to steer, not letting a driver avoid road hazards while stopping quickly. If all the brakes lock simultaneously, the master cylinder is likely the problem. This […]

Diagnosing Brake Noises

Diagnosing Brake Noises

Diagnosing Brake Noises Distinguishing brake noise types is one of the fastest ways to gauge the severity of brake problems. Learn what grinding and rattling sounds signify. Unusual brake noise or braking behaviours should serve as a warning that one of the most essential systems on your car is malfunctioning. It’s all too common for […]

Why Do Car Brakes Drag

Why Do Car Brakes Drag?

Why Do Car Brakes Drag? Brake drag is the rolling drag that brakes incur at elevated temperatures. This problem can be caused by several occurrences from a failing master cylinder to misaligned callipers. There are generally common causes of brake drags and ways to reduce them. What Causes of Brake Drag? There are several reasons […]

When Do Brakes Start Squealing

When Do Brakes Start Squealing?

When Do Brakes Start Squealing? The sound of squealing brakes is undeniably one of the most annoying, and one of the hardest to ignore. For good reason, though! Squealing brakes can sometimes be of no cause for concern – in very few instances, though. If this happens once in a while, perhaps after you’ve just […]

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What Does a Clutch Do In a Car?

What Does a Clutch Do In a Car? “Mechanical car clutches are devices for engaging and disengaging two moving parts of a shaft, or of a shaft and a driving mechanism. While many things contain clutches of some sort, we’ll be focusing on the type that sits between the engine and the transmission of an […]

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