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Brake Fade After New Brakes Fitted

Brake Fade after New Brakes Fitted – Brake Bedding

Brake Fade after New Brakes Fitted – Brake Bedding “Bedding allows your brakes to reach their full potential.  Until they are bedded, brakes simply do not work as well as they can.  If you’ve installed a big brake kit, changed brake pads and rotors, or even purchased a new car, you should set aside time […]

Air In Brake System

Air in Brake System – Causes and Remedies

Air in Brake System – Causes and Remedies “Is your brake pedal feeling a little spongy lately? Is your brake pedal going to the floor while you sit at a red light or when you’re braking at low speeds? If so, chances are you have air in your brake lines. A hydraulic braking system, like […]

Air Brakes Vs Hydraulic Brakes

Air Brakes vs Hydraulic Brakes

Air Brakes vs Hydraulic Brakes “Most brakes are located at the wheels of a vehicle. The force you apply to the brake pedal is transmitted to the wheels to make the brakes operate. There are two main ways in which this force is transmitted – hydraulic brake systems and air brake systems. Hydraulic brake systems […]

Front Brakes Vs Rear Brakes

Front Brakes vs Rear Brakes – What Makes Them Different?

Front Brakes vs Rear Brakes – What Makes Them Different? “From a physics standpoint, the brakes on your car are designed to convert the kinetic energy of your moving vehicle into heat energy, via friction. The result of that energy conversion is what brings your car to a stop. Then, vehicle design, including that of […]

Clutch Release Failure

Clutch Release Failure

Clutch Release Failure “Over time, cars will undoubtedly have at least one mechanical system that fails. Usually, the system that fails is the clutch – and its failure to release. Clutch release failure is when the vehicle or car has a faulty release system – which could be caused by many reasons. Clutches that do […]

Brakes Replaced While My Car Is Under Warranty

Can I Have my Brakes Replaced While My Car Is Under Warranty?

Can I Have my Brakes Replaced While My Car Is Under Warranty? Vehicle warranties are oftentimes part and parcel of purchasing a new – or used – vehicle. You may opt to pay an additional monthly fee to have maintenance issues (that do not fall under issues stated in servicing or manufacturer’s warranty) seen to […]

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The 6 Most Popular Cars on TV

Cars get their reputations from being seen on TV. Some of the cars might have impossible capabilities and this is what makes them so interesting. Chevy Impala in Supernatural – this car was known as the Winchester vehicle. It is definitely a highlighted car on anyone’s list. Although the car is incredibly heavy and slower […]

Clutch Assessment

Clutch Assessment – What Is Checked When I Send My Car to Have the Clutch Assessed?

Clutch Assessment – What Is Checked When I Send My Car to Have the Clutch Assessed? SAQA – the South Africa Qualifications Authority – has provided us with an in-depth explanation of exactly what needs to be carried out for a full brake and clutch assessment. Next time you have either of these critical safe-driving […]

Car Brake Facts

Car Brake Facts: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Car Brakes

Car Brake Facts: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Car Brakes Knowledge is power – and the more you know, the better you can apply your newfound knowledge in real life applications. The same can be said for brakes; we know every car is fitted with a braking system – whether it’s your 1979 VW […]

Autonomous Vehicle Brakes

Autonomous Vehicle Brakes: What Is It and how Does it Work?

Autonomous Vehicle Brakes: What Is It and how Does it Work? Autonomous Emergency Braking (or AEB) is a pioneering safety system “designed to avoid low-speed collisions, or reduce the severity of an impact.” While this technology is being deployed in the newest range of some ranges of motor vehicles, it is still within its infancy […]

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Halloween Scenario – Why You Need Properly Functioning Brakes

Of course, with this season around there is always uproar about the dangers that could be lurking in the streets when driving home from an amazing party. To make sure that you are safe on Halloween, here is a scenario that could potentially put you at ease. Firstly, before you go anywhere no matter what […]

Why Do Car Brakes Fail

Why Do Car Brakes Fail?

Why Do Car Brakes Fail? Failing car brakes are not something we should take lightly; if you are unsure of the state of your vehicles brakes, or you suspect they may be in the process of failing, it is always good practice to have them see to by a professional fitment centre (LINK) sooner rather […]

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Brake Fluid: How to Know When It’s Time To Have It Replaced

Brake Fluid: How to Know When It’s Time To Have It Replaced Brake fluid is one of the less remembered components of regular car maintenance and good practice for road safety – but can you honestly remember the last time it crossed your mind to check the brake fluid levels on your car? What re […]

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