Brake Rotors Should Be Replaced In Pairs
Rotors must be replaced if they are cracked, damaged, worn to minimum thickness specifications or cannot be resurfaced without exceeding the discard or minimum service thickness marked on the rotor. more
Disc Brake Calipers Come In Several Variations
Most floating calipers are single-piston units designed for light-duty applications. Special anchor bolts are used to not only fasten the caliper to the steering knuckle, but also to allow the caliper to slide horizontally to center the pads on the brake rotor and compensate for pad wear. more
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. more
Ceramic Takes Center Stage
Recently, some friction suppliers have reformulated their ceramic brake pads to reduce the amount of copper in the friction material. more
ASE P2 TEST PRIMER: Brakes
On vehicles equipped with antilock brakes (ABS), additional parts include up to four wheel-speed sensors, the ABS hydraulic modulator unit and control module, a pump motor and accumulator (which may not be used on some older systems) and an ABS warning lamp. more
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. more
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... more