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Ways You Are Damaging Your Brake And Clutch Without Knowing It

Ways You Are Damaging Your Brake and Clutch without Knowing It

Ways You Are Damaging Your Brake and Clutch without Knowing It Many motorists have adopted seemingly innocent and unintentional bad driving habits that can ultimately damage their car – and their wallet. These are 10 things you may be doing that’s damaging your car: Riding your brakes on a downhill While riding your brakes down […]

How Do Brakes Work On A Car

How Do Brakes Work on a Car?

How Do Brakes Work on a Car? Driving has become so autonomous to the majority of drivers that we hardly ever stop to think about everything that’s going on inside the vehicle as e drive. The things that happen when you perform certain actions – placing your clutch in, changing gears – coming to a […]

How Do Truck Brakes Work

How do Truck Brakes Work?

How do Truck Brakes Work? “Car brakes rely on the brake fluid that flows through the system to work properly. Thus, car brakes are a hydraulic system, relying on fluid. On the other hand, truck brakes depend on compressed air. (Trains and buses also use this type of brake system.) A major plus to using […]

How Does A Clutch Work

How Does a Clutch Work?

How Does a Clutch Work? “If you’ve ever driven a vehicle with a manual transmission, you know how to depress the clutch, select a gear, and release the clutch while applying power to get the car to move. But what really happens when you depress and release the clutch? In its simplest form, the clutch […]

How Does Weather Affect Car Brakes

How Does Weather Affect Car Brakes?

How Does Weather Affect Car Brakes? There is a specific science to how the brakes on your vehicle work and how different factors can affect braking performance. When you apply the brakes hydraulic pressure squeezes the brake pads against the rotor, slowing the vehicle. As simple as that seems, there is a lot more to […]

How Long Do Brake Discs Last On A Car

How Long Do Brake Discs Last On a Car?

How Long Do Brake Discs Last On a Car? “Brake rotors, also called discs, are an important component of the braking system on any vehicle. The brake rotors are the part of the braking system that gets clamped down on by the brake pads, stopping the wheel from spinning. There are several different types of […]

How To Brake When Towing

How to Brake When Towing

How to Brake When Towing “Braking in everyday traffic and braking while towing a trailer are two entirely different situations. It’s all because of inertia, or the tendency for objects to resist changes in the way they are moving. The more mass an object has, the more it resists change — all that added mass […]

Does Car Insurance Cover Brakes

Does Car Insurance Cover Brakes?

Does Car Insurance Cover Brakes? Car insurance is designed to cover damage incurred during an accident or damage from outside forces. There are two types of basic auto insurance that are typically required by law, liability insurance and personal injury protection (PIP). So What Covers Brakes? There are no basic auto insurance plans that cover […]

Hard Vs Soft Clutches

Hard vs Soft Clutches

Hard vs Soft Clutches In a sports car it’s desirable to have short clutch pedal travel for quick shifting. The shorter the travel, the less the mechanical advantage you can apply, meaning a stiffer pedal. Harder clutches in high-powered sports cars are a matter of physics: the clutch has to be able to ‘hold’, at […]

Are Car Brakes Hydraulic Or Pneumatic

Are Car Brakes Hydraulic or Pneumatic?

Are Car Brakes Hydraulic or Pneumatic? “In the world of fluid power application, the difference between hydraulics and pneumatics are often comprehensively covered. These two kinds of power circuits are actually similar in a number of ways in that they both use a fluid to channel mechanical energy as well as in the executions, terminology, […]

High Performance Brake

High Performance Brakes – What Are They?

High Performance Brakes – What Are They? “Brakes are the most safety critical part of any moving vehicle and in the case of cars and motorcycles quite often when brakes are used in anger, standard is just not good enough. The sport street use or race use of motor vehicles and motorcycles has led to […]

Ceramic Vs Steel Brake Pads

Ceramic vs Steel Brake Pads

Ceramic vs Steel Brake Pads “In the earliest days of friction materials, the brakes were made of asbestos fibres. They were a good material choice for the absorption and dissipation of the heat that is generated when stopping. Then in the early 70’s, due to the health risks, asbestos was replaced with both Organic and […]

Can Water Damage Your Brakes

Can Water Damage Your Car Brakes?

Can Water Damage Your Car Brakes? During a storm, cars and trucks are safest in a covered garage, or away from trees that might topple over, but many vehicles are damaged after a storm, when drivers try to navigate deep puddles of standing water. The damage caused by a flooded vehicle is not always immediately […]

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