Story and Photography by Jim Marotta I think we can all agree that the braking system is the most important safety device on any vehicle. Since people place such a high value on their car's ability to slow and stop, it is smart to pay attention when they complain about the brakes. Let's review...
Chilton Editors' Blog
25 May 2011
Filed under: Filed under: hydraulic braking system, brakes, Bosch, brake service, technical service bulletin, Jim Marotta, brake complaints, stopping performance, brake dust, brake pulsation, excessive brake wear, brake noise, causes of premature failure of brakes, brake squeal, vehicle usage affects brakes, ceramic vs. metallic brake pads, pad burnishing, causes of poor stopping performance, driving style affects brakes, lack of maintenance affects brakes, 1986 Jeep Wagoneer brake caliper, 2004 Dodge Durango brakes, 1999 Chevy Silverado Brakes, 2006 Nissan Sentra brakes, worn brake pads, tape off brake shoes to prevent contamination during installation, caliper pins cause binding, rotor worn past specifications
By Jim Marotta Trying to choose between performance and economy is often a very difficult decision, and usually there has to be a compromise between the two. However, one technology is helping to power gasoline engines to new heights of performance, while pushing fuel mileage forward by leaps and bounds...
Story and Photography by Jim Marotta “A truly stable system expects the unexpected, is prepared to be disrupted, waits to be transformed.” ~ Tom Robbins It seems that James Bond might drive this car, with a system that unites the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) and Traction Control System (TCS...
Chilton Editors' Blog
1 Sep 2009
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