June, 2015 Archives - Brake & Front End
BRAKELIGHT: April 1952
Why Selling Four is Better Than Settling For Just Two

We have all been in a situation where the customer comes in with a damaged or leaking shock/strut that needs immediate attention, while the rest of the shocks/struts have more than 80,000 miles on them and are due for replacement. Recommending replacement of all four units is the right thing to do, but after you

Top 10 Brake Mistakes

Here are the top 10 most common brake job mistakes made by rookie mechanics when replacing brake pads, rotors and calipers. Not cleaning the brake slides and hardware: Just slapping new pads and abutment clips where the old ones once resided never works. The caliper bracket slides need to be clean and free from rust.

Tech Tip: FIAT 500 Rear Axle Alignment

Rear axle alignment shims are available in a kit containing two shims and replacement spindle mounting bolts. The front shim is used to correct an out of specification toe-in condition, and the rear shim is used to correct an out of specification toe-out condition. Only one of these shims, front or rear, will be used

BRAKE JOB: 2009-2014 Ford F150

There are more than 3.6 million 2009-14 Ford F-Series trucks on the road today, and the majority of these are the F150 model. The 12th generation of the truck, and specifically its brake system, has had very few problems, since most of the brake system was carried over from the previous platform. Front Brakes For

Alignment Spec: 2003-2011 Saab 9-3

While Saab as a company may no longer be around, its cars are still on the road and need alignments. The Saab 9-3 is built on the GM Epsilon platform that is shared with Chevrolet Malibu; however, Saab reengineered almost everything. It was revealed in the bankruptcy of the company that only 20% of the