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Why Does My Car Shake When I Brake?

Assuming that new pads and rotors will automatically fix the problem will only create more issues.

DOT 4 and 5.1 Low Viscosity Brake Fluids

Changes to vehicles have forced manufacturers to introduce low-viscosity formulations for DOT 4 and DOT 5.1 brake fluids.

Adjusting Parking Brakes

You should never estimate when it comes to parking brake adjustments.

Benefits of Using Brake Parts Designed to Work Together

When replacing brake system components, it might seem like using compatible parts from any manufacturer – regardless of brand – should get the job done. However, for the safest brake job with the best performance, it’s always best to use parts from the same manufacturer, like ADVICS, where our brake pads, brake rotors, hydraulics, calipers

Worn Suspensions Reduce Braking Efficiency, Safety (Video)

Worn shocks can result in a 15% to 20% increase in braking distances. This video is presented by The Group Training Academy.

Servicing Wheel Bearing Seals

If the seal must be installed over a rough part of a shaft, wrap masking tape around the rough areas to prevent seal damage.

Watch Now: Drilled & Slotted Rotors Livestream

Experts from Summit Racing and Babcox Media’s Tech Group discuss performance rotors and their impact on driving.

Brake Fluid 101: What Does Brake Fluid Do? What is the Difference Between DOT 3 vs. DOT 4?

When you think about the braking system of a vehicle, you probably think about the major parts you see when removing the wheel: brake pads, rotors, calipers and maybe hydraulics. However, one of the most important parts of the system isn’t visible: brake fluid. Brake fluid comes in several formulations for different applications and plays

Read Your Copy of the December Digital Edition Now

This month’s digital magazine includes articles from ImportCar, as well as other technical and marketing topics.

European Brakes: The Advantages They Bring

Here are the advantages that follow with having ceramic-composite or carbon-ceramic brake rotors and pads.

Brake Friction Material Evolution Explained

There have been a lot of changes over the years to brake pad materials and manufacturing methods.

Measure Rotors First To Prevent Brake Comebacks

Knowing if and why there’s runout will help you reinstall a smooth braking system.