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Why Brake Pads and Rotors Should be Replaced Together

Brake pads and rotors should always be replaced in pairs.  Pairing new pads with worn rotors could cause a lack of proper surface contact between the pads and rotors, resulting in noise, vibration, or less-than-peak stopping performance. While there are different schools of thought on this paired part replacement, at ADVICS, our technicians always recommend

Benefits of Using Brake Parts Designed to Work Together

When replacing brake system components, it might seem like using compatible parts from any manufacturer – regardless of brand – should get the job done. However, for the safest brake job with the best performance, it’s always best to use parts from the same manufacturer, like ADVICS, where our brake pads, brake rotors, hydraulics, calipers

What is “Brake Fade” and How Can It Be Prevented?

Brake fade presents itself in ways that feel similar to that of a worn-out brake pad. However, it does not mean brake replacement is needed. With brake fade, stopping power will return, although not always to the same extent once the problem has been addressed. As a tech, your expertise is crucial in identifying whether

Ceramic vs. Semi-Metallic Brake Pads: How They Work and What They’re Made Of

Your customers rely on their vehicles to get them safely from point A to point B, and they also rely on their brake pads and brake rotors to provide reliable stops each and every time. So how does the vehicle’s friction system work and what role do disc brake pads play? Once you understand how

In Praise of the Humble 12-Volt Battery 

The automotive industry is abuzz with news about battery advances. That is when it comes to those batteries used in electric vehicles. With traction batteries boasting 800 and even 900 volts, those advances are impressive, but also remarkable is how the 12-volt battery has evolved to support the power-draining safety and convenience features and fuel-

Solid Axle Bearing Restoration

A solid axle might seem like antiquated technology. However, many vehicles still utilize solid or live axles because of their load-carrying capabilities. An axle is not a sealed unit. Inside are bearings, seals and fluids that must be serviced. Also, replacement parts are available from BCA. It’s not uncommon for a solid rear axle vehicle

THE CORNER CHECK AS A ROUTINE SERVICE

The safety of a vehicle relies on the condition of the suspension, steering and drivetrain, to ensure not only the tires remain in constant contact with the road, but that the proper alignment angles are maintained during the full range of suspension travel. This includes the shocks and struts, as well as control arms, steering

New Monobloc OE CV Axle Technology Greatly Reduces NVH

Today’s vehicle drivetrain systems are far more complex and powerful than ever before. So, you want to make sure you choose a replacement axle that matches the original OE design attributes to ensure proper performance and durability. Avoid installing an inferior axle based on price only, that may not perform properly or worse yet, fail

Advantages of a Pre-Assembled Knuckle Hub Assembly

Wheel bearings are a common repair, but they often present challenges during installation, taking additional time we don’t have to spare, and in some cases resulting in a comeback or quality that isn’t up to our standard. Generation 1 (press in) wheel bearings have always been the most difficult, and while Generation 3 (incorporated hub

Enhancing Efficiency and Streamlining Operations: The Benefits of Utilizing Nexpart Multi-Seller for Repair Centers

In today’s fast-paced automotive repair industry, staying ahead of the competition is crucial for repair centers to thrive. One key aspect that can significantly impact operational efficiency and customer satisfaction is the availability of OE, Aftermarket, Heavy Duty & Salvage parts. Here are just a few advantages of incorporating Nexpart Multi-Seller, a cutting-edge parts ecommerce

Thinking About Using an Economy Hub Unit?

Thinking About Using an Economy Hub Unit? Here are three applications that will change your mind. There are applications you do not want to take chances when replacing a hub unit. Using an economy hub unit can often result in a comeback and unhappy customer. The failures can typically be attributed to low-quality materials, outdated

Understanding the Key Symptoms of a Worn or Failing Drive Shaft

Common signs include intense car vibrations and abnormal noises, clunking, rattling, and scraping, coming from under the vehicle. Drive shafts are a very precision balanced and weighted component because they rotate at very high speeds and torque values to turn the wheels. When the drive shaft has any issue, it can cause problems that affect