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Category Archives: Brakes

Performance Benefits of Slotted And Drilled Rotors

One of the most important systems on every vehicle on the road today is the brakes because going fast, or even moving at all, isn’t fun or efficient if you aren’t able to stop. A properly functioning brake system is vital not only to vehicle control, but also safety. It won’t matter at all how…
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How To Bleed Your Brakes Like A Pro

In order to ensure your brakes work properly, all air must be purged out of the system. The term for this process is “bleeding” – you’re basically bleeding out all of the air. A strong, sure-footed braking response isn’t the only benefit; it’s also much safer, too.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration…
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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet to Brake Repairs Infographic

Brake repairs & replacements are one of the smartest, safest things you can do for your car. We’ve put together this “cheat sheet” to help you diagnose & fix common brake problems. There’s also a bonus section on bleeding your brakes – a process you might sometimes skip, even though you shouldn’t.   So pump…
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How Brake Failure Works

How does brake failure work? To put it another way, what happens when your brakes don’t work? It’s an open-ended question for sure. Behind tire issues, brake failure is the most common cause of road accidents in the United States. But if you ask the average driver – even those folks who’ve been lucky enough…
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What should you do if your brakes fail?

Nobody ever thinks about their car’s brakes. It’s just one of those functions we take for granted. Press the pedal, slow down, stop. Repeat as necessary. Pretty simple, right? Yep, the whole process is as simple as it gets – until the brakes stop working. Brake failure is one of the most common causes of…
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Your ABS Pump May be Your Best Friend

March 13, 2013 - Some folks may not think about the intricacies involved in vehicular safety, but it’s a good thing that others do. Over the last several decades, engineers and researchers attached to the automotive industry have consistently worked to improve your vehicle safety. One of those outcomes has been the steady improvement of…
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Your ABS Sensor can Save Your Life

March 14, 2013 - A deer races across the road in front of you. Without even thinking, all of your instincts take over. Your heart rate escalates, your blood pressure goes up, and without even thinking you begin to take control. You slam the brakes and begin to swerve. You don’t think. You don’t have…
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Regenerative Braking

February 28, 2013 - For as long as we have had traffic – there have been people shouting about the annoyance of it. But now there are also people complaining about the damage it does to the environment. With your car sitting there running, but not moving, it is just wasting engine output, fuel, and…
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Why do Bigger Brakes Perform Better?

New car models all seem to have larger brakes each year but what makes that such a good thing? Performance enthusiasts always seem to change the brake calipers and brake disc on their cars to something different but why? The fact of the matter is that the brake system on a vehicle is one of…
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Some Common Brake Issues

Almost all the vehicles on the market today are equipped with disk brakes. The only models that can be found today without front disk brakes are mainly small utility vehicles or models. Brakes are not like a power steering pumps or turbochargers, they will act different under every condition. Brake can fade and squeal or…
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