Undetected brake problems can be dangerous, but if you are aware of them you can prevent accidents. To see articles on braking problems and other topics, see our Braking Guide.
How Hydraulic Brake Conversion Works
How Power Brake Conversion Works
How Disc Brake Conversion Works
How Brake Lines Work
Why do brake lines have so many bends and loops?
What are the different types of brake fluid?
How Brake Light Wiring Works
How Brake Bleeding Works
How Brake Relining Works
5 Signs That You Need Your Brakes Checked
Do brake dust covers really work?
Do you need a brake lathe?
How Regenerative Braking Works
Could anti-lock brakes detect a flat?
When I put my car in park what really keeps it from moving?
Uh-oh, your brake warning light just came on. Are you doomed to brake failure now? Learn what that little light means and how to know what it's telling you to do.
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. What should you do?
By Ryan Johnson