Learning the cryptic codes on the brake pad or shoe will tell you a lot of information.
Color is no longer an indicator of the friction material. This video is sponsored by ADVICS.
The micrometer’s features include sharp, black graduations on satin chrome finish and a jaw depth of 3.5-in.
The new kits increase coverage by more than 2.5 million vehicles.
The new DS-One line is drilled and slotted for use on heavy-duty applications like SUVs and pickup trucks, and sought-after by sports car amateurs for their look.
There is one golden question every service writer must ask the customer before recommending any brake service: “What difference have you noticed in your brakes recently?” This question does not lead the customer down any path, but forces them to explain how their brakes feel, sound and perform.
In 1949, the tiny Crosley two-door weighed just 1,000 lbs, and the brakes were hydraulically actuated 6-inch discs. The brakes were adapted from a Goodyear-Hawley design and used off-the-shelf aviation parts. While this article from the April 1949 issue touts the advanced design and jet-age technology of the Crosley, after a year, the system was dropped for two reasons. First, the aircraft alloy parts had corrosion problems. Second, airplanes typically use the brakes only during takeoff and landing. Thus, constant use of the brakes caused the caliper mechanism to fail prematurely.
StopTech GCX Disc Brake Rotors are designed to fit a wide variety of vehicle applications and provide coverage for both import and domestic passenger vehicles and light trucks.
The fifth-generation Buick Regal might seem like an easy car to repair on the surface when the pads need replacement, but if you assume that this is just another Buick, you could quickly find yourself in trouble.
The key to servicing the brakes on the Venza is to pay attention to the details like the lubricants and rotor dimensions. Also, you must realize that parts like the brake hardware and soft components like the guide pin boots have a limited lifespan.