How To Bleed Brakes By Yourself
How To & DIY

How To Bleed Brakes By Yourself

This How To video shows you how to bleed or purge the air from your brake system by yourself. 🔧Tools and Supplies Used in this Video: SAE / Metric Wrench Set Drill Drill Bits Cloth [Read More…]
Disk Brakes
Vintage Car and Truck Parts

Brake Parts

Search New, NOS, Used and Salvaged Brake Parts and Accessories for Vintage and Classic Cars, Trucks and Hot Rods. [Read More…]
Anti-Lock Brakes ABS
Automotive Basics

Understanding Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)

An anti-lock braking system (ABS) is a system that prevents the wheels from locking while you are braking. It is a very safe and effective system and the purpose of this is twofold: it allows the driver to maintain steering control under heavy braking and, in most situations, it shortens the braking distance. [Read More…]
Disk Brakes
Automotive Basics

Understanding Disc Brakes

The disc and brake pad are the parts of the brake system that do the actual work of stopping the car. Disc brakes can come in several designs. To better understand how the disc brake works, we will go over the components of the brake and the technology behind how a disc brake actually functions. [Read More…]
Master Cylinder Test
How To & DIY

How To Test Your Master Cylinder

Note that this test of the master cylinder requires a complete re-bleeding of the system since the brake lines are removed from the master to perform this test. This is why we include this test during the bench bleeding process. [Read More…]
Understanding Power Brakes
Automotive Basics

Understanding Power Brakes

To enhance the efficiency of the braking system a new system was designed called power brake system. It is also called ‘power assisted‘ brakes. This system uses the power of engine and also battery to increase the efficiency of braking system. Earlier power brakes were not required as most vehicles had drum brakes. [Read More…]
Automotive Basics

Understanding the Brake Master Cylinder

Deep in the engine compartment, you find the heart of the brake system, the master cylinder. The master cylinder is a hydraulic pump that supplies hydraulic fluid under pressure to each of the wheels. Anything affecting the braking system of a vehicle is of utmost importance to the safety of the passengers. [Read More…]
Power Brake Booster - Vacuum Assist
Automotive Basics

Understanding Power Brake Boosters

To understand the principle behind a brake booster, it is important to understand how a basic brake system works. No one would disagree that brakes are essential to the vehicle and safety of the passengers. Most of us haven’t placed much thought behind how it is that our cars stop. [Read More…]
Performance Brakes
Automotive Basics

Understanding Performance Brakes

Performance brakes are designed to take much more abuse than normal brake components. For this discussion we are limiting ourselves to disc brakes only for the convenience of terminology. Other forms of brakes exist and the same basic principles we will discussed here exist in those systems too. [Read More…]
Power Brake Booster Test
How To & DIY

How To Test a Power Brake Booster

If the brake pedal feels hard while the engine is running, the power brake booster is not operating correctly. Here’s how to properly test your power brake booster. [Read More…]
Rebuild Brake Cylinders
How To & DIY

How To Rebuild Brake Cylinders

In order to properly distribute the hydraulic pressure so that the brakes will be most effective, step type wheel cylinders having a smaller diameter piston in the rear than the front are used. [Read More…]