Tech Tips

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Why Choose Ultra-Premium Brake Fluid?
You know that DOT 3 and DOT 4 brake fluid formulas have different boiling points, but what do those different temperatures actually mean?
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Brake Fluid Boiling Points: What are They and Why Do They Matter?
You know that DOT 3 and DOT 4 brake fluid formulas have different boiling points, but what do those different temperatures actually mean?
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ADVICS Brake Fluid
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Brake Fluid 101: What Does Brake Fluid Do? What is the Difference Between DOT 3 vs. DOT 4?
The main difference between DOT 3 and DOT 4 brake fluid formulas is their ability to handle heat and water absorption within the braking system.
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Winter Brake Inspection Tech Tip
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Checklist: Winter Brake System Issues to Look Out For
You know the importance of always performing a detailed inspection on a customer’s brake pads and braking system, but during the cold winter months, there are some additional things to look out for that can help keep your customers safer...
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ADVICS HOW TO: Bedding-In Brake Rotors & Brake Pads
Brake shimmy, shaking, vibration and noise – these are all common reasons for a customer to visit the shop. Most of the time these issues are due to different components of the steering or braking systems needing replacement or repair,...
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Why Brake Pads and Rotors Should Be Replaced Together
Brake pads and rotors should always be replaced in pairs.  Pairing new pads with worn rotors could cause a lack of proper surface contact between the pads and rotors, resulting in noise, vibration, or less-than-peak stopping performance. While there are...
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Ultra-Premium Quality: What Does It Mean For Your Shop?
In the automotive aftermarket, not all parts (or parts manufacturers) are created equally. This isn’t a bad thing, considering that there is a time and place for parts of all different qualities, materials and price points - dependent on the...
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Brake Inspection
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Checklist: Brake System Inspection
When a customer visits the shop because their brake service light is on, they’re hearing noise when the brakes are applied, feeling vibration or even smelling a chemical/burning odor when braking, it’s time to inspect the braking system to diagnose...
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Pros and Cons of Ceramic Brake Pads
Ceramic brake pads are still a relatively new technology, but have quickly become the stock brake pad material of choice for many luxury vehicle brands including Mercedes Benz, Jaguar, Lexus and Range Rover, to name just a few.
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Why brake rotors matter
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Why Brake Rotor Quality Matters
Brake rotors are just as important as brake pads when it comes to stopping the vehicle. Brake pads and brake rotors work in partnership, as calipers compress the brake pads against the brake rotor to cause the friction needed to...
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Are Ceramic Brakes Right for Your Customer?
As a technician, you know that there are many brands to choose from when it comes to brake pads and brake rotors, in the same way that there are different types of friction to choose from – organic, semi-metallic, ceramic...
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Ceramic and Semi Metallic Brake Pads
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Ceramic vs. Semi-Metallic Brake Pads: How They Work and What They’re Made Of
Your customers rely on their vehicles to get them safely from point A to point B, and they also rely on their braking system to provide reliable stops each and every time. So how does the vehicle’s friction system work...
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