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How to Break in Brake Pads
Having new brake pads and rotors installed happens on a regular basis. Once those brake pads and rotors are mounted, it is essential to properly break them in. Bedding in, commonly known...
Symptoms of Bad or Failing Brake Pads
If your brakes are noisy, the brake pedal is pulsating, or the brakes are responding poorly, you may need to replace the brake pads.
How Long Do Brake Pads Last?
How long can brake pads last? Brake pads last from 25,000 miles to 70,000 miles depending on their design and material. Brake pads are part of the braking system of every vehicle....
What Are Brake Pads Made of?
Brake pads are an essential component of the braking system of your car. Every time you press the brake pedal, this force translates by way of a hydraulic system to...
How Do I Know If I Need New Brake Pads?
Signs that you need new brake pads Usually, you will be able to tell when your brake pads are worn due to the changes it brings about in your vehicle. Here are...
How to Buy Good Quality Brake Pads
Brake pads sound cushy - however they’re anything but soft and snuggly. These components attach to the brake calipers in order to stop the discs (also known as rotors). The calipers squeeze...
What Does the Brake Pad Wear Indicator Warning Light Mean?
The brake pad wear indicator warning light comes on when the brake pads are detected to be too thin.
How to Recognize Brake Pad Wear Patterns
Brake pads apply pressure to the brake rotor to slow or stop a car. Brake pads that are wearing unevenly indicate that your brakes need adjustment.
How to Diagnose and Repair Noisy Brakes
There aren’t many things more annoying than having noisy brakes. You are driving down the street, and need to come to a stop. You apply the brakes to...
How to Clean Brake Dust
Brake dust is residue that accumulates on a car’s wheels over time. The dust comes from the brake pads, which wear down over time from the friction of braking....
How to Change Front Brake Pads
Brake pads are failing when the brakes are noisy, the brake pedal pulsates when pressed, or there is poor brake response when the pedal is pressed.

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Help with turning the brake rotor
Not all rotors can resurfaced. It depends on the material that is used when making the rotors. As far as the lip goes, yes, the lip is where the pad has worn into the rotor. If the lip is enough...
Excessive brake pedal travel , 2006 Town & Country
Hi there. From the description you have provided, your vehicle's brake problem is not something to live with. The brake system needs to be inspected and repaired, before you continue driving your vehicle. The brake pedal going 90% of its...
Uneven brake rotor wear
Hello. I tried to view the pictures but the link seems to be broken. It sounds like you have two different problems reading the description of the problem. The first is the brake pads being too tight and binding in...
Information on replacement parts
Hi, thanks for writing in. There are a vast variety of companies out on the market that make aftermarket brake pads and wheel bearings for nearly every car on the market including your Jeep. Just be sure to identify the...
Brake problems
Hi, thanks for writing in. In order to determine if your brake lines are functioning properly I would recommend having a brake inspection performed by a certified technician. This inspection will be able to tell if your brake lines have...
Brake fluid was recently bled/flushed and the brakes still feel like they are grinding
Good question and thank you for the details. I want going to go through some things you may want to check and hopefully save you some money. If you come across a problem in any of the areas you will...
Why do I constantly need to replace the brake rotors and brake pads?
Hi there. That's a really good question. What reason were you given that the rotors need replacing? What symptoms are you experiencing? If you have a brake vibration, the rotors should have enough thickness after a year, unless you drive...
Is it okay to turn the rotors with a car that has 23k miles and low pad warning light
Hello. You may have performance type brakes with ceramic pads and holes in the rotors surface for heat dissipation. These need to be replaced and cannot be resurfaced in most cases. If you have normal brakes with no holes in...
How to replace brake caliper
If the brake caliper is sticking due to the piston binding in the caliper then it should be replaced. Raise and support the vehicle, remove the tire, and disconnect the brake line attached to the caliper. Remove the caliper attachment...
I have a problem with my Hyundai Tucson 2007, the rear left brake rotor is wearing only half an inch from its center
Hi there. The brake pads contacting only the inner portion of the brake rotor is unusual. It would be important to consider whether the brake rotor was machined or replaced at the time of brake pad replacement. It may be...
I have 4 lights that keep coming up on my dash. Then go away.
Your issue is very likely electrical. The quickest and easiest way to figure something like this out is so scan the comouter for troubleshooting codes. Hopefully this will lead you yo a faulty wheel speed sensor. ABS pump module can...
Changed my brake pads, now there is a grinding noise and the brake is spongy
The grinding noise you may be hearing may be a sign of worn out brake pads grinding on the brake rotors. When the brake pads wear down beyond a specific measurement, this kind of sound is common and may also...
When to change the front brake pads on my Audi A7
Hello, thanks for writing in about your new Audi A7. With your mileage you do not need to replace your brakes just yet. You should have about 35,000-45,000 miles left before you need to replace them. Here is a maintenance...
Brake pedal is going to the floor. Ive changed master cylinder and bled system. No help.
Hi there. Knowing the year, make, and model usually helps us with providing helpful advice. However, I believe I may be of help here. Confirm there are no other brake fluid leaks. Check the caliper slide pins if this model...
Squeaking noise when braking. Pads still very good.
The majority of modern cars on the road have certain wear marks in the brake pads that will make a squeaking noise when they reach a specific material thickness. When the pads wear down to a specific mark, they will...
Indicator light comes on saying the electrical has failed
The indicator light may be related to the brake pads needing to be replaced. Your car has what are called brake wear sensor indicators which measure the thickness of the brake pads. When this thickness gets to a specific wear...
Replacing front brake pad and reasonable dealership cost
Hi there. I understand your concern. I start suggesting brake pad replacement at 3mm. Most technicians have a brake pad thickness gauge that takes the guesswork out of determining when to suggest brake pads replacement; 1-3mm is red, 4-6mm is...
Repair Policy
I'm sorry about the issues you are having. It does sound like your power steering. However, I don't believe this is the mechanics fault. Power steering pumps are a wear and tear item and if not maintained properly they will...
Replacing ceramic brake pads
Hello. It is not a recommended mileage to change the pads but to inspect them every time the tires are rotated or vehicle is serviced. The pads should be changed when they are worn down at the thinnest part at...
the dealer just resurfaced my routers and it's only 6 months old and 3,000 miles. Does this seem right?
This is absolutely not normal and is cause for concern. Your brakes under normal circumstances should have lasted you at least 40,000 miles. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your home to perform a brake inspection....

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