December 10th, 2015
Once we cross over into adulthood, Christmas gifts get harder to pick out, and that only gets tougher as we get older. Instead of buying a kitchen gadget, a boring tie or slippers, a piece of exercise equipment or some other gift-for-grownups that’ll get used once and then put in the back of a closet, why not give someone the gift of safety this year?
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October 5th, 2015
In some cases, your technician might need to replace brake fluid when servicing your car’s brakes. While brake fluid is usually good for years at a time, there are a couple of reasons why that might be the case.
Anytime that the brake system is opened up, such as when a caliper or wheel cylinder is replaced, air is introduced into the brake lines. In these instances, it’s necessary to purge the air from the lines; bubbles of air in the hydraulic fluid of the lines will compromise braking performance. This process is known as “bleeding the brakes.”
Brake bleeding is done one wheel at a time, forcing fluid out and watching closely for bubbles. By the time all four wheels are done, it’s not unusual to add an ...[more]
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