Hybrids Archives - Brake & Front End
Understanding EV, Hybrid Wheel Bearings (VIDEO)

One of the primary jobs for wheel bearings is to help support the weight of the vehicle. Sponsored by BCA Bearings by NTN

How Regenerative Brakes Operate

Regenerative braking is a hybrid’s first choice for braking.

NRS Brakes Redesigns Mustang Mach E Brake Pads

An aftermarket re-design and upgrade for the new Ford Mustang Mach-E has been introduced by NRS Brakes.

Servicing and Maintaining Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

In this episode of the Lubrizol 360 podcast, we discuss the service and maintenance implications of the growing number of hybrid and electric vehicles. We sit down with Lubrizol’s Martin Birze and My Hang Truong discuss how vehicles like the BMW i3, Chevy Volt and Toyota Prius are changing how engine oil and driveline fluids

VIDEO: Regenerative Braking On Hybrid Vehicles

Andrew Markel discusses regenerative braking on hybrid vehicles, and how its properties call for a well-performed brake pad replacement procedure. Sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.

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Hybrid Wheel Bearing Service

There are more than four million hybrid vehicles in the U.S. All of them are equipped with brakes and wheel bearings. When servicing hybrid vehicles, it is critical that the hybrid or regenerative brake systems be disabled. It should also be a common practice to remove the keys from the vehicle and place them in an area that is far enough away from the vehicle, as some hybrid systems will sense if the key is near. As the driver approaches the vehicle, some vehicles will not only unlock the doors, but also activate systems like brakes and the drivetrain.

Hybrids And Electrics: The Future Of Your Shop

Vehicles are having a very noisy rebirth. The type of work you are going to be seeing is changing as the vehicle mix begins to evolve toward more electric and hybrid vehicles, as well as cars with small, turbocharged engines.

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Brake Pads: Understanding Friction And Formulations

How the components in the friction material shear, break and interact during braking can determine a pad’s friction level, noise and wear characteristics.

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The Hybrid Shop Announces Free Hybrid Training Day For Shop Owners During SEMA

The Hybrid Shop (THS), a growing international network of dealers committed to providing expert care for hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs), will host a complimentary Hybrid Training Day event for shop owners during the SEMA Show 2014 in Las Vegas, in partnership with independently-owned tire and auto service company Ted Wiens Tire and Auto Centers. The Hybrid

Toyota Synergy Drive Hybrid Brake Job

Making its debut in 1997, Toyota’s Synergy Drive has been used in the Prius, Camry and offered on almost all Lexus models since 2006. Below are some of the basic rules of the road and some fixes that may come in handy when performing a brake job on these Toyota hybrids. Low Pedal Problems Low

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Regenerative Brakes: Basic Operation And Behavior

A hybrid vehicle is a different animal than many of us are used to seeing. After all, if the engine of a typical vehicle stalled out at a traffic light, the driver of that vehicle would know something was wrong with it. If that same vehicle still drove with the engine off, then that would

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Hybrid Fluid Service 101

Does the phrase ­”hybrid fluid maintenance” scare you? It shouldn’t. With more than 3 million hybrids on the road, and many of your customers ­considering purchasing one, servicing hybrid ­vehicles is in your future. Some special procedures must be followed when working on a hybrid.