Squeaky brakes can panic a driver, as brakes are arguably the most important safety feature in automobiles. Sometimes the concern is warranted, as the brakes are going bad. Other times, however, there may be nothing wrong at all.
How to Diagnose Your Brake Issues
Car brake problems can be caused by different things. You can fix your brakes after doing a visual inspection and some brake tests in a safe space.
10 Tire and Brake Problems All Drivers Need to Know
Because unreliable brakes are the last thing you want.
Brake Pads: What You Need to Know
therry/iStock/Thinkstock Subject to tremendous friction and heat, brake pads wear down and must be replaced as part of a car's regular maintenance. In disc-brake systems, the brake pads are the friction material the caliper squeezes against the rotating disc, or rotor, to slow the wheel's rotation and stop the car. In drum brakes, the pads are called shoes How do I know when to change my…
How to Check Your Car's Brake Pads
Don’t know how to check your brake pads? Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to know when to take your car in for a checkup.
Nissan recalling 150,000 vehicles over brakes, steering concerns
Move comes in wake of former chairman's arrest on financial misconduct charges and after prior admissions of dubious safety tests
How the braking system works
Diagnose braking problems. Spongy feel/increased pedal travel? Find leaks in your braking system. This illustrated guide covers top problems with brakes.
Ten Ways Your Car Is Warning That You Need Brake Service
Brakes are often overlooked and taken for granted. Here's ten ways to tell if you are in need of a brake service.
In case you missed these top February stories
February was the month Gov. Ned Lamont slammed the brakes on tolls.
Why Does the Pedal Vibrate When I Hit the Brakes?
The most likely reason that you feel vibrations through the brake pedal is because a rotor — the rotating disc that the brake pads are pressed against — is unevenly worn.
How to Bleed Your Brakes the Right Way
Air in the brake system can make your brake pedal feel spongy and vague. You should flush the fluid every two or three years, but it can be a moderately difficult DIY repair.
What to Do If Your Brakes Go Out
Having your brakes fail while driving can be a terrifying experience. We’ve compiled some tips to help you know what to do if your brakes go out.
Tesla Autopilot Appears To Predict Crash Moments Before It Happens
Dashcam footage shows the Tesla braking just moments before the car ahead is rammed into a guardrail.
Three tips for keeping your crane in top condition
Cranes need basic lubrication, brake adjustments and wire rope replacements. Follow these tips to keep your crane in top condition.
5 Common Closing Day Surprises and How to Deal
Closing day on a property you're buying can be riddled with last-minute problems. But are they minor speed bumps, or signs to put on the brakes?
3 Kinds of Brake Noise You Should Never Ignore
Brake noise is a red light that should stop you in your tracks and take you to the garage as soon as possible.
Back to Basics: Inside Brakes and How They Operate
Brakes — they’re a vital part of every vehicle, and having a working understanding of this system is essential as you get to work First of all, you’re able to stop a car based on two principles: friction and heat. Brakes work by converting kinetic energy (forward motion) into thermal energy (heat). By applying resistance, or friction, to a turning wheel, a vehicle's brakes cause the wheel to slow down and eventually stop, creating heat as a byproduct. When you step on the…
Stop What You're Doing and Look at This Corvette Station Wagon Right Now
The long awaited shooting brake conversion package for the C7 Corvette is real, and it looks awesome.
Why Are My Brakes Squealing?
Because there are several possibilities, and because brakes are a crucial safety feature, it is best to have a pro diagnose noise.
Are e-scooters safe enough? New York governor vetoes legalization, citing safety concerns
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday put the brakes on the state's plans to legalize electronic bikes and electronic scooters.