4 Reasons Your Brake Pedal Goes to the Floor (and How to Fix It)

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As a driver, little could be scarier than attempting to apply your vehicle’s brakes, only to find that your brake pedal goes straight to the floor, with no pressure whatsoever. This is not only a terrifying thought but an outright hazard as well. The truth is, that proper brake function is paramount to vehicle safety … Read more

Is It Illegal to Drive Barefoot? (or Just a Myth?)

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Somewhere along the line, this rumor got started that it’s illegal to drive barefoot. While we can’t track down any laws in the United States that make it illegal, that doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. Just like driving with both feet can lead to problems, driving barefoot brings its own host of concerns that … Read more

Riding the Clutch (Is It Really That Bad?)

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“Man, that footrest feels amazing,” your buddy says with a grin, driving your mint-condition 1969 Porsche 911. You continue observing the open road until the thought hits you “this car doesn’t have a footrest.” He was RIDING THE CLUTCH! Your heart stops. Imagine all the damage he could be doing! Fear not, dear reader, for … Read more

6 Causes of Spongy Brakes (or Soft Brake Pedal)

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Every driver knows how it’s supposed to feel when they hit the brakes. So, when something doesn’t feel right, it’s essential to track down the problem’s cause and fix it right away. The good news is that while spongy brakes are a common concern, it’s usually a pretty straightforward fix, and if you know what … Read more

How to Adjust a Clutch Pedal (for the Right Amount of Free Play)

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There are fewer vehicles on the road each year with a manual transmission. Even that new $50k sports car likely only comes with a slush box or possibly a dual-clutch transmission. While more drivers prefer automatics and car manufacturers are offering less models with stick shifts, manual transmissions are still preferred by many due to … Read more