TECH TIPS

From brake pads and brake rotors to hydraulics, calipers and brake fluid, we’ve got the answers to your most important brake system questions. Check out our technical library below.

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How to Address Brake Noise Issues

You’re familiar with one of the most common reasons customers bring their vehicles into the shop: unpleasant noise emitted when they press down on the brake pedal.

Benefits of Using Brake Parts Designed to Work Together

When replacing brake system components, it might seem like using compatible parts from any manufacturer – regardless of brand – should get the job done.

Recommending the Best Brake Pads for Your Customer

Recommending the best brake pads possible for your customers. Let’s break down the differences between each of the three brake pad material types.

Common Causes of Brake Fluid Leaks and Diagnoses

How do you recognize if something has gone wrong, like a brake fluid leak? There are a few simple indicators to keep an eye out for.

Why Choose Ultra-Premium Brake Fluid?

Brake fluid is a hydraulic fluid that applies braking force to all four of the vehicle’s wheels when the driver presses on the brake pedal.
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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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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.
Winter Brake Inspection Tech Tip

Checklist: Winter Brake System Issues to Look Out For

In the cold winter months, there are some additional things to look out for that can help keep your customers safer as they drive in inclement conditions.
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ADVICS HOW TO: Bedding-In Brake Rotors & Brake Pads

Shaking, vibration and noise are some common reasons for a customer to visit the shop. This can be caused by improper installation of parts.
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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.
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Ultra-Premium Quality: What Does It Mean For Your Shop?

In the aftermarket, there are parts manufacturers who produce product which is better than OE quality? That’s where companies like ADVICS come in!
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Checklist: Brake System Inspection

As a technician, you know the importance of performing a full brake system inspection to ensure that you complete the right service for the vehicle.