Automotive Basics

Understanding Disc Brakes

Disc brakes are standard on the front of most passenger vehicles. The majority of car makers have gone to four wheel disc brake systems. The rotor and brake pad are the parts that do the [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 [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 [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. [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 [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. Power Brake Booster Test 1 With the engine off, pump the brake pedal to remove any [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. Gum and [Read More…]