brake pads

brake rotor
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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 brakes
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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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ADVICS Expands Ultra-Premium Disc Brake Pad Coverage for Domestic Makes
In an ongoing effort to expand its current product offering for the North American aftermarket, ADVICS – the leader in advanced braking technology and member of the AISIN Group of companies – has launched more ultra-premium brake pad SKUs to...
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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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Where Should Brake Lubricant Be Applied?
Where Should Brake Lubricant Be Applied? Andrew Markel settles the argument about brake lubricants.
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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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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 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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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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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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