BRAKE REPAIR

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 to Change Brake Pads

Changing the brake pads on your car or truck sounds like a difficult task -- but when you find out how simple it is, you'll wonder why you haven't been doing it yourself all along.

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  • How Brake Bleeding Works
    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. See more »

  • How Brake Light Wiring Works
    How Brake Light Wiring Works

    Getting stuck behind a car with malfunctioning brake lights can be extremely frustrating. But before sounding your horn, consider that the driver might not even realize that his brakes lights are out. See more »

  • How Brake Relining Works
    How Brake Relining Works

    That pedestrian should not have stepped off the curb. Clearly, she doesn't see you. You hit the brakes, and she jumps back. Problem solved -- except that high squealing sound doesn't seem to be coming from the pedestrian. It's coming from your car. See more »

  • How to Change Brake Pads
    How to Change Brake Pads

    Changing the brake pads on your car or truck sounds like a difficult task -- but when you find out how simple it is, you'll wonder why you haven't been doing it yourself all along. See more »

  • How to Paint Brake Calipers
    How to Paint Brake Calipers

    You love your car. Oh, do you love your car. But maybe it's time for a change. Nothing drastic; nothing expensive. Just the car equivalent of a manicure -- a new flash of color for your faithful friend. You're going to paint the brake calipers. See more »

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