Wheel Cylinder

Most vehicles today have braking systems that require the use of disc brakes in the front. This is the most modern system for braking and allows the vehicle’s front wheels to stop effectively when the brake pedal is pushed. On the rear wheels however, disc brakes are not used. Most vehicles have drum brakes. In […]

Brake Dust Shields

If you have never heard for brake dust shields, you are missing out o a vitally important aftermarket part that can help protect your investment of adding expensive custom wheels to your vehicle. Some custom wheels can costs thousands of dollars. They look fantastic when you first purchase them but soon they begin to collect […]

Traction Control System

Anyone who has seen a race where cars with big horsepower engines compete is likely to have seen some serious tire spinning and lots of smoke coming from the tires when a car is taking off from a stop or pushing down the gas after coming out of a tight corner. If you try that […]

ABS Modulator Unit

Years ago it was necessary for drivers to slam on the brakes and press repeatedly when they spun out of control, but ever since the ABS modular unit was invented that is no longer the standard operating procedure. This unit uses a series of belts to drive the modulators which help the car to brake […]

StopTech Brakes

Whether you consider yourself to be a serious car enthusiast or you simply like having a car that performs well, you know that brakes are an important part of any car. People who are inexperienced with cars think that the only thing that matters when it comes to performance is what's under a car's hood. […]

Truck Air Brakes

Truck air brakes were invented in the 1870s by a man named George Westinghouse. These brakes are used on larger trucks such as semi-trucks to bring them to a stop when loaded heavily. Typical cars and other smaller vehicles use brakes that work by hydraulics. Hydraulic brake systems use compressed liquid in order to operate. […]

Slotted Rotors

There has been quite a lot of debate of whether slotted rotors are really superior to drilled rotors. If you want to compare the two then you will first need to know what slotted rotors are and how they work. A slotted brake rotor is designed with slots in the surface. This allows water, gas, […]

Pedal Extender

A pedal extender is a device that enables you to bring your car’s gas and brake pedals closer to you when driving. These extenders are used by shorter individuals in order to more easily drive a full-sized vehicle. Since most consumer cars and trucks today implement airbags for safety reasons, pedal extenders are very important […]

Trans-brake Solenoid

The definition of a solenoid, is a piece of equipment that changes electrical energy, to mechanical force. This means that whenever an electric current flows through a wire, it changes that current into a magnetic field. A solenoid has a coil that is tightly wound up, and covered in layers of insulated wire. When an […]

Brake Caliper

If this has ever happened to you, you will never forget it. You are driving along, minding your own business. Perhaps you have the windows rolled down and the radio up and you are happy with the world. And then you see a stop light, or a stop sign, or perhaps a car slowing up […]

Power Brake Boosters

Virtually every modern car uses power (or hydraulic) brakes, but not many people actually know what that term means, or what power brake boosters are. Before power brakes, older cars used drum brakes, which work similarly, but did not require a booster because of their design. Drum brakes are still used, but mainly for back […]

Electric Brake Controller

Driving a trailer always adds weight and size to the vehicle towing it. For the driver and the vehicle, that means a more stressful and generally tougher driving experience. Driving without an electric brake controller makes that drive even more difficult. Towing a trailer without a break controller means that all of the stress of […]

Trailer Brake Controller

A trailer brake controller is an electronic device which is used to transfer power from the towage vehicle to the electric brakes of the trailer. There are many different types of trailer brake controllers, which are unique in terms of looks and braking power. However, all of them can be categorized into two main groups: […]

Synthetic Brake Fluid

In order to understand synthetic brake fluid, it’s important to know how brakes work, what brake fluid does, and what makes synthetic brake fluid stand out. Brake fluid, as we all know, plays an integral part in the breaking process, but few people know exactly how it works or how the overall process of braking […]

Metal Master Brake Pads

Your car’s braking system is very complicated, and involves at least four or five separate systems between you pressing the brake pedal and the brakes being applied. All of those systems, from the brake booster to the master cylinder, are immensely important, and problems with any of them will dramatically affect your car’s performance. But […]

ABS Accumulator

The Anti-Lock Brake System is a highly sophisticated braking system which is found in many newer vehicles. Most new vehicles are designed with some type of ABS brakes. Anti-Lock Brakes work with a 4 wheel system which stops the possibility of wheels locking up. This is done easily as the brake pressure is regulated during […]

High Performance Brake Pads

There are a number of different brake pads out there, but they are not all the same. Many people want to purchase high performance brake pads to help their vehicles slow down or stop better. However, not everyone has the same idea as to what a high performance brake pad should be. For some, it […]

Drum to Disc Brake Conversion Kits

There are several extremely crucial parts to a car and the brakes are definitely one of those parts. The brakes allow us to stop our vehicles when needed and without working brakes we can have a serious accident. Brakes must be maintained at all times to prevent you from rear ending the car in front […]

Electric Parking Brake

Electric parking brakes (EPB) offer the consumer the convenience of placing the parking break anywhere in the car and more vehicle safety, and reduce the human error of forgetting to engage the parking brake. Not only does this promote comfort for the driver, it also is more comfortable and allows for more interior design options. […]

Diesel Vacuum Pump

The diesel vacuum pump is an essential component for power brakes in diesel engine vehicles. By extracting air from the brake booster, it helps reduce the effort required to depress the brake pedal. Some pumps use a vane and rotor mechanism to create suction pressure, while others use a rubber diaphragm and plunger rod. Since […]

Brake Master Cylinder

The braking system in most vehicles requires hydraulic pressure to operate. The brake master cylinder is a component that converts the mechanical force applied to the brake pedal into this pressure. It is essentially a short tube containing two small pistons, with a reservoir filled with brake fluid attached to the top. The cylinder and […]

Brake Rotors

Problems with brake systems can be difficult to diagnose and find out what exactly is happening with the parts. There are some things that you can look for that will tell you what part of the brakes are damaged and need to be replaced. If you have been feeling the problem in the steering of […]

Disc Brake

The braking system on your vehicle is the single most important safety component you have. Without a good system of stopping the vehicle, you would not be able to drive it. The brakes not only stop or slow us when we are driving, but they hold the car still when we are in a dangerous […]

Brake Fluid

When it is time to check all the fluids in your vehicle during your routine maintenance, the brake fluid should be on top of your list. It is a simple process to check your brake fluid and it should only take you a few minutes. You should also make sure that you fill any fluid […]

How to Use a Vacuum Brake Bleeder

Do you bleed your own brakes? If you are tired of the mess that is associated with bleeding brakes manually you don't have to put up with it anymore. Instead of continuing to get oil everywhere you can us a vacuum brake bleeder. Many people wonder how much more effective a vacuum brake bleeder is, […]

Brake Vacuum Pump

When you have a vehicle that has been upgraded in the way of disc brakes and a high performance engine you will also need to consider installing a brake vacuum pump. A brake vacuum pump is a necessity not only for the performance of your vehicle but also for safety's sake. If you have upgraded […]