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Are Your Brakes in Tip-Top Shape?

Are Your Brakes in Tip-Top Shape?

August 24, 2020

The loud squeal coming from your tires can be your brake pads—telling you they need to be checked. The noise might be caused by a pad wear indicator scraping on the brake rotor. The indicator was put there to warn you when your brakes are getting too thin, but there are also other signs it’s […]

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BRAKES, TIRES AND WHEELS: Factory Solutions for Some Challenging Symptoms

BRAKES, TIRES AND WHEELS: Factory Solutions for Some Challenging Symptoms

July 29, 2020

Nothing can be more frustrating than spending countless hours trying to diagnose and resolve a customer’s complaint only to determine late in the diagnosis there was a factory bulletin available that would have quickly resolved the problem. In many cases, the material contained in the TSB, campaign or recall is the only solution, as the […]

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Electronic Parking Brakes

Electronic Parking Brakes

September 5, 2019

Practicing Safety When Servicing the System When servicing the rear brakes on a vehicle equipped with an electronic parking brake, are you taking the required safety steps to prevent personal injury? Failure to take the precautionary safety measures may result in severe damage to the hands and fingers.

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Brake Solutions: Service Tips for the Brake Technician

Brake Solutions: Service Tips for the Brake Technician

August 15, 2019

The owner of the 2013 Ford F150 encountered a brake performance issue, which involved a pulling condition during brake application. The vehicle was a recent purchase with little maintenance history from the previous owner, other than an invoice in the glove compartment that reflected a recent disc pad replacement…

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Put a Stop to Brake Trouble Before School Starts

Put a Stop to Brake Trouble Before School Starts

August 1, 2019

A properly operating brake system is critical to safe vehicle operation and control under a variety of conditions. Brake Safety Awareness Month is the ideal time to stop and make sure your brakes are working properly before the new school year and colder temperatures arrive. “When it comes to vehicle safety, the brake system is […]

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