Changing Brake Fluid When it Gets Polluted

We’ve previously talked a lot about how brake pads, brake clips, and rotors affect driving performance and noise. However, there’s another important aspect to your braking system that often gets overlooked, changing BRAKE FLUID. Brake Fluid Basics Without brake fluid, your car wouldn’t stop because it transfers the force you create when you step on…

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Squeaky Brakes & Car Noises Deserving Squeak Justice!

Imagine the sound of coffee pouring into your cup in the morning. Now imagine your neighbor’s car alarm going off at 3 a.m. One sound’s pleasant and welcome. The other makes you want to scream. What if there were something you could do to fix the problem of irritating noises? That would be nice, right?…

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Plan Your Trip: Essential Summer Driving Tips

It’s 90+ degrees outside and you’re one of thousands sitting in a traffic jam on the interstate. As you pass a car on the shoulder, you see an unhappy, red-faced man on his cell phone next to a dejected woman and three sweaty kids. You look at them, breath a sigh of relief, and think,…

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How Long Do Brake Pads Last? (Is 100K Possible?)

Okay, how long do brake pads last? It depends. Some drivers need to change brake pads every 30,000 miles or less. Others can go over 60,000 miles before needing a brake job. Is it possible to make brake pads last 100K miles? Realistically? No. Would we recommend it? No. But in many ways, you control…

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This Study on Brake Clips Will Save You Money

A 2016 study of brake clips and hardware reveals that reusing old clips can wear out your new brake pads prematurely, costing you extra $$ in auto repairs. To understand the study results, and how they can save you money, it helps to compare brake clips to shoelaces. New shoes come with new laces because…

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When to Replace Brake Pads (and Other Brake Parts)

When to replace brake pads or not to replace them — that is the question. If your brake light goes on, there probably have been a lot of signs telling you that the brakes should have been checked weeks if not months before. Once that light is on, you’ve got to get your car to…

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