Brakes are among the auto parts that are rarely thought about unless something is wrong. There are a number of different brake problems that can arise, so learn all about brake repair, parts and conversion.
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  • Brake Problems
  • Brake Repair
  • Brake Tests
  • Brake Types
  • Brake Quizzes
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It's important to keep all parts of your car's brake system in proper working order -- including the caliper guide pins. All you'll need is a few hand tools and a little high-temperature grease.

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