Corrosion Archives - Brake & Front End
Checklist: Winter Brake System Issues to Look Out For

Welcome to January, where much of the United States has begun to experience cold temperatures, snowstorms and icy roads. Depending on where your shop is located, you could be looking at another three months of cold, wet weather, bringing with it the usual wear-and-tear to customers’ vehicles. You know the importance of always performing a

Subaru Wheel Nut Change For Rust

An anti-rust treatment coating is now applied during the manufacturing process to prevent rust from developing.

Spotting Brake System Failures

The main culprit of friction material separation is typically corrosion.

DIY YouTuber ChrisFix Shows Benefits Of Galvanized Brake Pads

With the world’s largest automotive DIY channel on YouTube, ChrisFix helps people across the world with car issues.

Brake Fluid Service

Visual inspection of the fluid can be extremely misleading.

VIDEO: Brake Noise Problems Without The Brakes Applied

What could cause brake noise even when the brakes are not applied? This video is sponsored by ADVICS.

VIDEO: How To Get Rid Of Brake Rotor Corrosion

One of the most common conditions of corrosion on the surfaces of the brake rotor. This video is sponsored by ADVICS.

VIDEO: Why Do Rotors Corrode On The Inside First?

Andrew Markel talks about brake rotor corrosion, and why they seem to always corrode on the inside first. Sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.

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Updated Global Brake Safety Council Field Study Finds Corrosion Is The Leading Cause Of Premature Brake Pad Failure

In a second engineering field study of more than 6,800 discarded brake pads, the Global Brake Safety Council (GBSC) analyzed why the brake pads were replaced. The significance of this field study for parts manufacturers is that it provides a window into how brake pads perform in the field under real-world conditions.

New Study On Brake Pad Failure Modes And Corrosion Find Some Vehicles Pose A Significant Safety Risk

In a recent engineering field study of 3,200 brake pads, the Global Brake Safety Council analyzed discarded pads to find out it the pad had failed or just worn past specifications. The study classified each of the pads into five distinct categories or failure modes. The study also took into account the geographic location of where the pad was collected to help make the connection between corrosion of the backing plate, shims, and attached hardware.

Corrosion Science: Bang, Burn Or Spray

Corrosion and rust are nasty problems that make repairing a vehicle difficult. Corrosion is the product of an electrochemical reaction. In a vehicle’s case, between two dissimilar metals and an electrolyte – so, an alloy wheel, a steel bearing hub and saltwater, for example.

How Can Water Corrode the Integrity of Wheel Bearings?

If wheel bearing seals are functioning properly, water and other contaminants only have the power to damage the exterior of the bearings. However, if water is able to seep past seals, it can corrode the integrity of bearings by changing the viscosity of lubrication.