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Video: What Are Brake Pad Wear Sensors & When Should You Replace Them?

For older cars and trucks, brake pad manufacturers often put a hard metal tab on one of the pads so that, when the pad wears down enough, the metal tab […]

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Video: Tips on How to Install Aluminum Brake Calipers Properly

For decades, most brake calipers have been made from cast iron. Cast iron is a strong, durable material, but it’s also really heavy. To help shed weight and improve performance […]

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Hot Rod Home School (Lesson #3): How to Replace Brake Rotors and Pads

Hot Rod Home School continues with your another job that aspiring home mechanics can perform to get their feet wet: brake replacement. Particularly, we’re talking about brake pads and brake […]

Brakes & Suspension / Q&A / Tech

Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Must I Bed-In Brake Pads?

I’m thinking of upgrading the front disc brakes on my ’69 Chevelle with better pads. The car is a 454 with a Turbo 400 and stock front disc rotors and […]

Brakes & Suspension / Tech Articles

Basic Maintenance Series: 10 Tell-Tale Signs of Brake Wear

The Car Care Council is dedicated to educating vehicle owners about the benefits of regular vehicle maintenance through its “Be Car Care Aware” program. One of the most important vehicle components you need […]

Brakes & Suspension / How Tos / Tech

How to Season Brake Rotors

Seasoning your brake rotors is an essential part of preparing your brake system for heavy-duty or high-performance braking. In the interest of keeping yourself safe and maximizing the life of […]

How to Bed-In Brake Pads
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How to Bed-In Brake Pads

There are two very good reasons to bed-in brake pads—three, if not crashing ranks as a top priority: Transferring brake pad material evenly onto your brake rotors to avoid unwanted […]

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Video: An Introduction to Brake Pad Materials

Learn about brake pad materials by watching this Summit Racing Quick Flicks video. It covers the basic differences between ceramic, semi-metallic, and organic brake pads. It also includes the pros […]

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How To Choose Disc Brake Pads

For all that we ask them to do, disc brake pads don’t get a whole lot of respect. As long as they fit in the caliper and do a reasonable […]

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How to Diagnose Common Brake Issues

Brakes. No other system on your vehicle can cause so much frustration, yet be as vital to your safety. You can spend hours chasing leaks, noises, pulls, and other assorted […]