Brake Job Archives - Import Car
Volkswagen Tiguan Brake Tips

The brake system is straightforward, but pay attention to the details.

Servicing Volkswagen Gas Engine Vacuum Pumps

Vacuum brake boosters will probably be with us for a long time. It is the most efficient and economical way to amplify the force exerted by the driver. But where the booster gets its vacuum is changing.  VW has been using vacuum pumps to power the brake booster on its diesel-powered vehicles for almost 40

Brake Caliper Service

Here are the service implications that come with brake packages.

VIDEO: Safe Brake Jobs On Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

The number of hybrid vehicles as well as maintenance needs keeps growing. This video is sponsored by Mitchell 1.

Brake Job: 2018-Current Honda Odyssey

Using a low-quality brake pad or reusing the abutment clips can lead to a noise comeback.

Brake Job: 2017-Current Honda CR-V

The most basic and often-overlooked detail is a thorough inspection of the system.

Tech Tip: Brake Pad Efficiency with Burnishing

Old rotors should be replaced or resurfaced, and the hub-mounting surface should be cleaned thoroughly.

BMW Brake Job

BMW’s first attempt at a crossover SUV is what they call a Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV).

CARDONE Tech Tip: Installing Aluminum Brake Calipers

When you install the caliper, the banjo bolt gets fed through the end of the brake hose and mounts to the inlet of the caliper.

IPA Tools Tech Tip: Uneven Brake Wear

If a customer has uneven brake wear and you just assume it is a bad caliper and replace it, you may be guessing incorrectly. Imploded brake hoses and stuck proportioning valves produce hidden symptoms that are not easily diagnosed.

How Import Brake Formulations Changed Service

A brake pad may require up to 20 different raw materials.

Brake Job: 2005-2014 Nissan Frontier

In 2004, the Nissan Frontier grew in size to match the Toyota Tacoma. The brakes resemble the previous platform, but with enhancements to reduce brake drag and improve the operation of the ABS and stability control systems.