With these vehicles, the major aggravation for shops is brake noise and uneven brake pad wear.
The main culprit of friction material separation is typically corrosion.
A proper brake inspection, some common causes for brake noise and some steps that may get overlooked.
Hybrid and electric vehicles use regenerative braking to capture energy to charge the batteries.
Old rotors should be replaced or resurfaced, and the hub-mounting surface should be cleaned thoroughly.
BMW’s first attempt at a crossover SUV is what they call a Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV).
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.
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.
A brake pad may require up to 20 different raw materials.
Replacing brake fluid or “flushing” it can extend the life of hydraulic brake components, but when should brake fluid be replaced? For the past 30 years, OEMs, shops and tool manufacturers have struggled with that question.