Under the Hood

What Does the Brake Master Cylinder Do?

WHAT DOES THE BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER DO? BY NICOLE WAKELIN When you think about your brakes, you likely imagine the parts you can see behind each wheel. Most cars have disc brakes with a caliper, pad and large, round rotor that are all visible. Then there…

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Diagnosing Three Common Brake Problems

DIAGNOSING COMMON BRAKE PROBLEMS BY SARAH SHELTON Your car’s braking system is arguably the most important system in your vehicle. It’s imperative to understand the cause of the most common brake problems and learn how to diagnose them. If you suspect…

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HAPPY FATHER'S DAY FROM TYLER'S AUTOMOTIVE

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Break Squeaks

Brake Squeaks——Causes and How to Fix It? A squeaky brake is always concerning to hear and dealing with it can be annoying. The awful screech coming from a faulty brake not only sounds like trouble but it also can put your life at risk. After all, your…

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What Is Your Soft Brake Pedal Telling You?

WHAT IS YOUR SOFT BRAKE PEDAL TELLING YOU? BY BENJAMIN JEREW On any given car ride, you step on the brake pedal dozens, if not hundreds, of times. Every time you do, the force you put on the brakes is instantly boosted and transmitted to the brake calipers…

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The Importance of Maintaining your Brakes

We tend to take our brakes for granted. The light changes, or a car slows ahead, you press the pedal, and it just works - time after time. But the sheer physics of this process are pretty eye opening. Many different components work in sync to get to keep…

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MEMORIAL DAY DATE, TRADITIONS, HISTORY, AND MORE

WHEN IS MEMORIAL DAY 2019? This U.S. federal holiday is celebrated on the last Monday of May to honor the men and women who have died while serving in the military. In 2019, it will be observed on Monday, May 27. Year Memorial Day 2019 Monday, May 27 2020 Monday,…

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Brake Caliper Sticking

Brake caliper sticking isn't that common, but it is important to have it diagnosed and fixed right away because it affects the safety of your vehicle Brake caplier sticking symptoms: Do you find that your vehicle pulls more to one side when braking?…

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What should I do when my brakes lock?

You're speeding over a patch of black ice or wet leaves when suddenly you try to stop -- and nothing happens. Instinct tells you to slam on the brakes, but that will just cause them to lock up, leaving you sliding down the street. This used to be a common…

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How to Know When You Need New Brakes

After one’s home, a car is often the second most expensive purchase most people will make in their lifetime. One of the most important components of a vehicle is the brake system and knowing exactly when a vehicle needs new brakes can be confusing to…

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