5 Symptoms of Worn Brake Pads (You Shouldn’t Ignore)

worn brake pad symptoms

Any good braking system must have good brake pads. When you drive your car and step on the brake pedal, the brake pads get pressed onto the disc rotors and create friction. This friction is what causes your vehicle to slow down until it comes to a complete stop, depending on how long you keep … Read more

4 Symptoms of a Bad Brake Master Cylinder (and Replacement Cost)

bad brake master cylinder symptoms

The brake master cylinder is a critical component of any vehicle’s braking system. Here you are going to learn about the function of this component as well as the symptoms that you can expect when it fails. For those who find themselves with a faulty brake master cylinder, we will touch upon the average cost … Read more

Brake Shoes vs Brake Pads (and Replacement Cost)

brake pads vs brake shoes

Today, cars are more customizable than ever. There are options for exterior color(s), interiors, features, technology, seats, and almost everything in between. While disc brakes with pads are pretty much standard on any new car these days, it wasn’t always like that. Those looking to buy a specific type of used car need to understand … Read more

Ceramic vs Organic Brake Pads (How Do They Compare?)

ceramic vs organic brake pads

The brake pads of an automobile are what grip the disc brake rotor in order to allow the driver to slow down and stop the vehicle. While semi-metallic brake pads are the most popular brake pad type, they aren’t necessarily the best brake pads. Two common, and arguably better, brake pad types are organic brake … Read more

Common Brake Problems in Cold Weather

brakes in cold weather

If you live in climates where cold weather is common, then it could cause problems for your brakes. Now mechanically speaking, cold temperatures don’t actually ruin your vehicle’s brakes. But what they can do is cause your brake rotors and pads to wear out faster. The reason for this has to do with the slippery … Read more

Brake Drums and Shoes (How Do They Work?)

drum style parking brake

The brake drum has a similar working principle as a brake disc. When someone puts their foot on the brake pedal in their car, the brake shoes press up against a surface that is spinning. This spinning surface is the brake drum and they are usually located on the rear wheels of a vehicle. The … Read more

Why is My ABS Light On? (5 Common Causes)

what causes ABS light to come on?

ABS is an abbreviation for the Anti-lock Braking System. The ABS is one of the systems in your car that is responsible for keeping you safe and in control of your vehicle in case of emergency due to heavy braking. The first symptom of a problem with the ABS system is that the ABS light … Read more

Brake Caliper Replacement Cost (and Diagnostic Tips)

brake caliper replacement cost

Although every single component of any automotive brake assembly is going to have critical importance for the overall mechanism to function smoothly, the brake calipers are the direct contact component meaning they are what clamps down on the rotor to facilitate braking. As a car or truck is moving, aside from acceleration, the other primary … Read more