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November 19, 2021

The Differences Between Drum and Disk Brakes

The more you know about your car, the easier it is to notice issues, perform maintenance, and keep your vehicle in good shape. That’s why it’s important to learn what kind of brakes your car has and how they function. The earliest automobiles used a hand brake to create friction against the tires and stop the vehicle. At the start of the 20th century, manufacturers moved on to in-tire braking systems. This started with the drum back and later evolved into modern disk brakes, but both are still in use today. Learn about the differences between drum and disk brakes […]
February 5, 2018

A Change for the Better? Just Ask Your Brakes

Changing the many fluids in a vehicle is always a change for the better. Dirty engine oil, transmission fluid or anti-freeze are bad news for a car. But what about brake fluid? Many motorists know that this fluid should be topped off, but changed? According to the Car Care Council brake fluid in the typical vehicle can become contaminated in two years or less. This is because the fluid absorbs moisture, which works its way through the hydraulic system. Under heavy braking conditions, such as those encountered in mountainous or hilly driving or when towing a trailer, moisture in the overheated […]