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Don’t Overlook Brake Hardware
New brake hardware is recommended for high-mileage vehicles when the brakes are re-lined.
Not All Brake Friction Materials Are The Same
A large, full-size SUV obviously has different braking requirements than a small economy car. Likewise, a performance car will require a more heat- and wear-resistant type of friction material than your average daily driver.
The Brake Job: Stick To Recommendations
Attempting to cut costs by installing brake friction that doesn't meet original equipment (OE) requirements generally produces less-than-desired results.
Opinion: Cheap Brake Jobs Are Not Cheap
Brakes should not a loss leader for shops, says Brake & Front End Editor Andrew Markel.
What's Changed About The Brake Job?
Selling modern brake service parts is a lot like making a game-winning touchdown.
ASE PS2 Test Preparation Guide: Brakes
● DISC BRAKES Use a pair of friction pads to squeeze against a flat disc or rotor when the brakes are applied. Most cars and light trucks since the early 1970s have front disc brakes, and many have rear disc brakes also. Disc brakes provide m...
19th Annual Technical Forum: Friction
What are the latest trends in brake friction materials?
How Long Should A Brake Job Last?
According to R.L. Polk, in 2012, the average consumer held onto a vehicle for 57 months. This is up from 38 months in 2002. If a customer drives 15,000 miles a year, the customer will accumulate 23,000 more miles before they trade it in.
Reman Caliper 101: The Symptoms Of A Defective Disc Brake Caliper Haven't Changed
During the early 1970s, disassembling the caliper was always frustrating because the caliper pistons were normally rusted into the caliper bore.
20th Annual Technical Forum: Brake Friction
Q: Can you mix different kinds of friction materials on the same wheel? A. Yes. Some original equipment and aftermarket brake suppliers are now using different types of friction materials for the inner and outer br...
Brake Makers Offer Something For All
Back to school: Refresh your sales skills by reading up on nine essential product categories in our annual technical sales seminar section.
Brake Pulsation Returns: Don’t Blame The Pads or Rotors
by Andrew Markel, Editor Brake & Front End magazine Here is a scenario: A shop buys a set of pads and rotors from your store and performs a brake job on a vehicle (nothing special about the vehicle). ...
Brake Rotors: When To Resurface And When To Replace
Like brake pads, brake rotors don’t last forever. The rotors wear every time the brakes are applied. The rate at which rotors wear depends on a lot of variables: the type of brake pads on the vehicle, the metallurgy (hardness and quality) of the c...
Brake And Bearing Basics
Bearings are the forgotten brake service item.
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