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Squeaky Brakes

Sometimes noises are no big deal, but sometimes they are. Let’s start with issues that aren’t too big of a deal. If you have squealing or squeaking brake problems, you don’t have to panic. It’s a good bet the causes…

Steps To A Successful Brake Job

When replacing worn brake pads on a customer’s vehicle, choosing the right brake pad is the first step on the way to a successful repair. Before finishing the job and returning the vehicle to the customer, take time to replace…

The Danger of Delaminated Brake Pads

Both field and laboratory test results repeatedly prove that the friction lining on a disc brake pad can wear to within a millimeter of the mating surface of the disc brake shoe without affecting brake function, provided the entire surface…

Eliminating Brake Noise

Our ear is a magical organ. The diaphragm in the ear is hit by the flowing air, and the tiny bones activate the nerves that transmit signals to the brain. How air, diaphragm, and nerve interact can mean the difference…

Brake Job: Comeback or Regular Service

All shops should want to see customers again, but not because of a recurrence of brake problems. What is the magic mileage that separates a comeback from a repair situation? In my opinion, mileage is a minimum of 12,000 miles.…

From Pedal to Pads Brake Systems Explained

Your feet may know the condition of your vehicle’s brakes and the quality of the brake pads before your brain puts it all together. Consider this. A running 4,000-pound vehicle requires the driver to depress the pedal and create friction…