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Brake repair can be costly, but there are some repairs you can do yourself with a bit of know-how. To learn more about brake repairs and related topics, see our Braking Guide!

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How Brake Bleeding Works

If the term "bleeding brakes" conjures up images of a clean, contented person stepping on a brake pedal while another grumpy, dirty, frustrated person yells, "Push down!" from under the car, your image would be correct.


How to Paint Brake Calipers

How to Paint Brake Calipers

To paint brake calipers, you'll need to know how to access them. Learn how to paint brake calipers at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Brake Relining Works

How Brake Relining Works

Brake relining isn't as difficult as you might think. Learn all about brake relining at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Brake Bleeding Works

How Brake Bleeding Works

Bleeding brakes can dramatically improve brake performance. Learn how bleeding brakes works at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How to Change Brake Pads

How to Change Brake Pads

If it's time to change brake pads, you don't necessarily have to go to a mechanic. Let HowStuffWorks explain how to change brake pads. See more »

How Brake Light Wiring Works

How Brake Light Wiring Works

Brake light wiring can be a bit tricky, but it's doable. Learn how brake light wiring works at HowStuffWorks. See more »