Disc Brakes Archives - Brake & Front End
Decrypting Brake Pad Edge Codes

Learning the cryptic codes on the brake pad or shoe will tell you a lot of information.

Brake Tips 2.0

Keep these tips in mind so you don’t get stuck on your next brake job.

Servicing Carbon-Ceramic Brakes

Ceramic or carbon fiber composite rotors are extremely durable.

VIDEO: How To Tell If A Brake Pad Is Ceramic Or Semi-Metallic

Color is no longer an indicator of the friction material. This video is sponsored by ADVICS.

Fowler Extended Range Brake Micrometer

The micrometer’s features include sharp, black graduations on satin chrome finish and a jaw depth of 3.5-in.

Akebono Releases 4 ProACT Ultra-Premium Disc Brake Pad Kits

The new kits increase coverage by more than 2.5 million vehicles.

Transit Launches Performance Brake Rotor Line

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.

Curing Brake Pulsation And Judder Complaints Starts With The Customer

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.

RETRO: 1949 Crosley First Disc Brake Used Airplane Parts

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.

Centric Parts Introduces StopTech GCX Disc Brake Rotors With Elemental Protection

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.

Buick Regal (2011-2016) Brake Pad And Rotor Replacement

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.

2009-2015 Toyota Venza Brake Job

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.

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