How to Measure Brake Wear?

Answer Essential brake system components include the brake-fluid reservoir, the brake calipers, the master-cylinder seal, brake pads and brake rotors. If you know where these system units are located -- a... Read More »

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How to Measure Brake Pressure?

Testing the brake pressure on your car brakes can help you determine whether there is a leak in the break lines. Brake pressure can also be used to diagnose other issues with your brakes before the... Read More »

How to Measure Brake Shoes?

As brake shoes wear down from use, the hydraulic wheel cylinder has to push its pistons out farther in order for the shoes to contact the inner diameter of the drum. When the brake lining of the sh... Read More »

How to Measure Brake Pads?

Brake pad linings wear down with each depression of the brake pedal. Unattended lining wear leaves the metal parts beneath to rub together and damage the brake system. The brakes work most efficien... Read More »

How to Measure Tire Wear?

When your tires wear down, the tread on them wears down, too. Tire tread is an often overlooked problem, but driving on tires with barely any tread can lead to a accident. According to Read More »