The Essentials of Checking and Maintaining Your Vehicle's Brakes
An autombile's braking system, whether it uses disc brakes or drum brakes, is the most important part of a vehicle. A car that can't start is an inconvenience; a car that can't stop is downright dangerous. For some brake problems, you need professional help, but checking your brakes for problems, filling the brake fluid, and bleeding brake lines are simple tasks that almost anyone can do to save repair costs.
To check for brake problems, you step on the pedal and press it down while paying attention to how the pedal feels under your foot and evaluating the sensation. The following steps tell you what to feel [more…]
If the fluid level in your master cylinder remains full, you don’t need to check your brake lines. However, if you’re losing brake fluid, you need to check for a leak in the wheel cylinders or the brake [more…]
You should flush and replace the brake fluid in your brake system every two years. You can change your own brake fluid, but service facilities now do this with brake flushing machines. If you find have [more…]