A close-up of a silver Mercedes-Benz brake caliper
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Why Do Worn Out Brakes Make a High-Pitched Squeal?

Have you ever noticed your brakes making that dreadful, high-pitched squealing noise and wondered why it was there? For the driver that has a general understanding of car maintenance, you may know that this noise indicates that your brake pads are nearing the end of their useful life. There can actually be several reasons why …

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Investigation: VW and Audi Brake Systems Randomly Engaging

Automatic Emergency Braking Systems, or AEB Sytems, are a good thing when they work as anticipated. Otherwise, they can provide a false sense of security to a driver or possibly even create a bigger driving hazard. The AEB systems are being adopted by more and more auto manufacturers such as Acura, Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Ford, Volkswagen, Volvo, …

Range Rover Evoque brake disc
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You May Be Using Your Brakes Incorrectly

Sure, it’s impressive when a car can accelerate quickly, but stopping is just as, if not more important. Inspecting your brakes is a regular part of vehicle maintenance. But all the checkups in the world won’t matter if you’re not using those brakes correctly in the first place. The most effective braking strategy In a recent …

2001 Ford Ka Brake Disc.
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Are the Marks on Your Brake Rotors a Bad Sign?

Of all the regular maintenance items your car or truck requires, brakes are perhaps the most vital non-engine component. Especially now that so many cars come with automatic emergency braking. Many owners know to regularly inspect and change their brake pads. However, it’s also important to pay attention to your brake rotors. After all, the …

Toyota 4Runner TRD brake pads
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Why Pickup Trucks Need Good Brakes

When it comes to pickup truck safety features, most consumers tend to focus on airbags, seat belts, and crumple zones. But truck safety involves more than just those. There are the risks associated with going over payload capacity, for one. However, there’s one more thing that isn’t always considered: a pickup truck’s brakes. But as …