Tech Videos

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A Closer Look at Brake Fluid Boiling Points
A high boiling point is critical in enabling the brake fluid to transmit force to the braking system which results in better performance and a safer vehicle.
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What is a DOT 4 LV Brake Fluid
Manufacturers have created low viscosity formulations of DOT 4. Viscosity is measured by how brake fluid spreads over a surface in a measured amount of time.
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Recommending Ultra-Premium Brake Fluid
Ultra-premium brake fluid is designed to perform in extreme environments and deliver reliable brake system operation due to its low-temperature viscosity.
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How Do You Test Brake Fluid
Due to brake fluid being hydroscopic, the condition depends on two types of indicators - water concentration and the condition of the additive package
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How Do You Store Brake Fluid?
Once a bottle of brake fluid is opened, moisture will compromise the contents. Use or discard within a year after opening for maximum benefits.
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Why Wet and Dry Boiling Points Are Important
Dry boiling points are the point that a new package of brake fluid boils at, while wet boiling points are measured after the brake fluid absorbs moisture.
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Breaking Down the DOT Ratings for Brake Fluid
DOT numbers categorize brake fluid by its boiling point. For example, DOT 4 has a higher boiling point than DOT 3.
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Brake-Fluid Replacement Is More Important Than Ever
Learn the importance of brake fluid and the difference between DOT 3 and DOT 4 formulations.
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How Do You Flush the ABS System?
Skills and tools for replacing or flushing large volumes of brake fluid efficiently as well as tips for what brake fluid to use for your ABS system.
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Service Done Right #7: The Most Important Fluid On The Car – And How To Test It
Addressing inspection details from brake fluid color to hygroscopic brake fluid properties and brake fluid shelf life.
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advics premium brakes
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Brake Master Cylinder Diagnostics
Diagnosing a brake master cylinder issue can be complex. Learn about what you should be checking for in a step-by-step vehicle evaluation.
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Brakes
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Why Choose an Ultra-Premium Brake Job
With vehicles being engineered to be significantly quieter over time, ultra-premium brake jobs are necessary for eliminating brake noise.
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Brake Booster And Vacuum Pump Diagnostics
Oil can interfere with brake booster functionality if it's sucked from the engine into the pump and booster. Watch this video for tips to identify and repair the issue.
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Where Should Brake Lubricant Be Applied?
Where Should Brake Lubricant Be Applied? Andrew Markel settles the argument about brake lubricants.
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Can your brakes fail if they are below spec
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Can Your Brakes Fail If They Are Below Spec?
Can Your Brakes Fail If They Are Below Spec? Do you know what happens when brake pads and brake rotors go below the minimum wear specification? Watch the video explanation to learn more.
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How do brake pad shims work
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How Do Brake Pad Shims Work?
How Do Brake Pad Shims Work? Brake pad shims help prevent brake noise or NVH. They do this by creating a barrier between the brake pad and caliper. This prevents vibration from being transmitted into the rest of the vehicle...
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rotor balance
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Can A Brake Rotor Become Out Of Balance Like A Tire?
Can A Rotor Become Out Of Balance Like A Tire? Most brake rotors are balanced at the factory and instead of adding weight they remove a small amount of material in a process called mill balancing. In the field, rotors...
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Causes of Brake Noise
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Brake Noise Problems Without the Brake Pads
Brake Noise Problems Without the Brakes Applied What could cause brake noise even when the brakes are not applied? Often brake noise will not change when the brakes are not applied and the sound will change with the speed of the...
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Brake Friction Curve
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What Is the Brake Friction Curve And Why is it Important?
What Is The Brake Friction Curve The curve for different friction compounds can define its application. In this video we look at the study of tribology and how brake torque is influenced by temperature. The curve for different friction compounds...
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Rotor Inspection
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What To Look For During a Brake Rotor Safety Inspection
Brake Rotor Safety Inspection If there is any cracking, it can result in a structural failure of the rotor. It might not look like it, but a brake rotor is one of the most stressed components on any car or...
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Brake Pad Sensor Location
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Where Should the Brake Pad Wear Sensor Go?
Where Should the Brake Pad Wear Sensor Go? We cover where the sensor needs to be positioned. Depending on the application, the brake pads will have mechanical or electronic wear sensors. But, where should the sensor go? In the case...
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Ceramic or semi-metallic pad
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How to Tell If a Brake Pad is Ceramic or Semi-Metallic?
How to Tell If a Brake Pad is Ceramic or Semi-Metallic? Color is no longer an indicator of the friction material. Don’t judge a brake pad on just the color of the friction material. Not all dark grey friction materials...
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ADVICS cutting edge technology
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The ADVICS Commitment to Cutting-Edge Technology
The ADVICS Commitment to Cutting-Edge Technology Hear how ADVICS properly honors its OE heritage while highlighting a commitment to cutting-edge technology and consistency in products. It's all in the new branding campaign, you can see for the first time here.
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Pad wear
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Worn Brake Pads Can Indicate a Lot About the Braking System
Worn Brake Pads Say A Lot Before you throw out the old brake pads or order a new set, take a good look at them. Before you throw out the old brake pads or order a new set, take a...
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Scan tool
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Do I Need a Scan Tool to Replace the Read Brake Pads?
Do I Need a Scan Tool to Replace the Read Brake Pads? Find out the importance of using the tool to adjust the parking brake after replacement. From Buick to VW, almost every domestic and import automaker have an electronic...
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Adaptive cruise control and brake pads
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Adaptive Cruise Control and Brake Pads
Adaptive Cruise Control and Brake Pads Watch this Tech Minute to help with your next repair on adaptive cruise control vehicles. In this video, Andrew Markel discusses the importance of using high-quality brake pads for vehicles with adaptive cruise control....
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How to get rid of brake rotor corrosion
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Brake Rotor Corrosion and How to Get Rid Of It
How to Get Rid of Brake Rotor Corrosion? One of the most common conditions of corrosion on the surfaces of the brake rotor. With more people forced to stay at home due to the covid-19 pandemic, vehicles are setting for...
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