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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 […]

What Does A Clutch Do In A Car 2

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 […]

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 […]

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