5 Causes of an ABS Light to Come On (and What to Do)

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Modern vehicles have what is known as an anti-lock braking system. The purpose of this system is to keep the driver safe by preventing the wheels from locking up as you apply the brakes. That way, you can keep control over the steering and your vehicle won’t skid as a result of the wheels locking … Read more

Why Does My Brake Pedal Go to the Floor? (Causes and Fixes)

The braking system of a vehicle has one important purpose; to slow down (and stop) your vehicle. The brake pedal is what you use to communicate to the car that you want it to slow down and it should always function the same. When you push down on the brake pedal a little, you’re telling … Read more

3 Symptoms of a Bad Brake Booster Check Valve

The braking system of a vehicle is often built with an extra feature called a vacuum brake booster. The purpose of the brake booster is to create more pressure in the braking system. For instance, when you step on the brake pedal to slow down the vehicle, the brake booster ensures that the brake master … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Brake Fluid Leak (and Repair Cost)

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A vehicle will not be driveable without properly functioning brakes. If your braking system were to ever malfunction, it may very well be attributed to a brake fluid leak. There are four places in the braking system where a leak could take place. There could be one in the brake master cylinder, the front brake … Read more

What Happens if Brake Pads Are Installed Without Shims and Grease?

The purpose of brake shims is to reduce the noise that comes from braking your vehicle. These anti-squeal shims are basically adhesive (or non-adhesive) pads made of either rubber or metal. They go in between the middle of the brake calipers and brake pads. That way, the brake shims can adjust the differences and fix … Read more

7 Symptoms of a Bad Brake Master Cylinder (and Replacement Cost)

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When you step on the brake pedal in a vehicle to slow it down, its braking system uses a brake master cylinder to convert the pressure you place on the pedal into hydraulic pressure. The conversion of the pressure takes place because the brake master cylinder transfers brake fluid to the braking circuit as you … Read more

When to Replace Brake Pads (Minimum Brake Pad Thickness)

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Brake discs are the modern-day equivalent of the brake shoes that were used in the older drum braking system. Nowadays, most vehicles use a disc braking system to allow the driver to slow down and stop their vehicle. This system is comprised of a brake caliper which contains pistons and brake pads. There is also … Read more

4 Symptoms of a Bad Brake Booster and Replacement Cost

When you step on the brake pedal, you normally don’t have to put a lot of pressure on it for the vehicle to slow down. The reason for this can be attributed to a component of the braking system called the brake booster. The function of the brake booster is to amplify the pressure as … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Brake Caliper Sticking (and Its Causes)

A vehicle would not be able to stop without a functioning brake caliper. Each wheel of your vehicle has a caliper and rotor in it. The rotors all spin as the vehicle is moving. When you want to slow down your vehicle, you press on the brake pedal which causes the brake calipers and its … Read more