pedal Archives - Brake & Front End
VIDEO: Choosing The Right Brake Friction

Andrew Markel discusses the computations humans make to apply the brakes on a vehicle, and how they can change based on hard or soft pedal, pulsation and vibration, or other factors. Sponsored by NAPA.

VIDEO: Low Pedal Condition On High Performance Vehicles

Andrew Markel discusses high performance vehicles, and how a low pedal condition could come from bearing performance. Sponsored by BCA Bearings.

VIDEO: The Evolution Of The Brake Light Switch

Andrew Markel discusses how a switch that formerly only operated the brake light evolved into a sensor that sends information to the rest of the vehicle based on pedal position. Sponsored by Standard.


When the customer drove the vehicle in, he stated that the brake pedal was low and there was a wet spot under the truck. It was a busy day at the shop and I didn’t have time to get it in the shop to see what it needed. Given the description, I decided to go out to the parking lot to see where