Category : Brakes

Maintenance, Repair, Replacement: Ideas to Keep You Rolling.

Help! My Parking Brake’s Stuck

You always remember to engage your parking brake on hills and when you park to protect your transmission from wear and tear. But what happens if you hop into the car and try to disengage the brake, only to find that it’s completely stuck? Learn how you may be able to solve for (and avoid) the most common culprits of a stuck parking brake! Read More

Get to the Bottom of Your Spongy Brake Problem

Acceleration tends to get the most attention when it comes to cars, but great performance is about more than going fast. It's also about stopping quickly...and spongy brakes can seriously hamper your ability to do so. Find out what could be causing "soft brakes" and how we can help! Read More

Brake for Safety: When to Change Your Brake Fluid

Low motor oil or windshield wiper fluid? Both frustrating situations--but a car with low brake fluid? That's the stuff of automotive nightmares! “Brake” free from worry. Learn how to stay in tune with your car's brake fluid so you have the stopping power you need to stay safe. Read More

Why Do I Have Squeaky Brakes?

Ouch! Do your brakes sound like nails on a chalkboard? A train screeching on its tracks? Find out why you may have squeaky, noisy brakes and what might bring the racket to a stop! Read More

When To Use Your Parking Brake

It's glorified by Hollywood stunt drivers, overlooked by everyday drivers, and used constantly by people parking their cars on the steep streets of San Francisco. It's your parking brake! Find out when to use it so you can make the most of this important safety feature. Read More

Why Is My Brake Light On?

Sometimes all you can do is cross your fingers and hope for the best. But when the brake light illuminates on your dashboard? It's not one of those moments. Ignoring this dashboard light could prove dangerous. Learn why this important light comes on and how to handle it. Read More

What To Do When Your Steering Wheel Shakes When Braking

Some things you want to shake…like maracas, a Polaroid picture, or your groove thing. But your steering wheel? Not so much. If your steering wheel is quivering when you brake, something's likely haywire in your brake system. Learn why your steering wheel may be trembling and what you can do to put a stop to the shivers and shakes! Read More