Tech Tip Tuesday: Diagnosing Brake Pad Noise

Brakes are among the most common repairs for professional shops and DIYers alike for good reason; every car has brakes and they're one of the most important systems on the vehicle. If you live in an area where the long arm of the law hasn't yet instituted a mandatory vehicle emission/safety inspection you can live … Continue reading Tech Tip Tuesday: Diagnosing Brake Pad Noise

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Tech Tip Tuesday: Making Brake Pads Fit

Have you ever been doing a disc brake job and you just couldn't get the new pads to fit in the bracket right? Perhaps you even read through my front disc brake walkthrough or my rear disc brake caliper service posts looking for a clue and didn't find anything. Sometimes when new brake pads are manufactured a … Continue reading Tech Tip Tuesday: Making Brake Pads Fit

Tech Tip Tuesday: Bending Brake Lines

Rust. It's a mechanic's worst nightmare. Rust eats through body panels and frames, corrodes bolt heads beyond recognition, seizes bolts and parts together so they can only be removed with a torch, and eats away steel brake, fuel, and transmission lines like there's no tomorrow. If you're wrenching in the north, you're no doubt intimately familiar … Continue reading Tech Tip Tuesday: Bending Brake Lines