Brake Pads, what they do and when to change them.

by Andrew Automoto21. November 2013 10:32
The lifespan of your brake pads depends of a range of variables from your personal driving style to the quality you buy, to the laws of physics. Most service centres check your brakes every service, as they are one of the most important safety features on your vehicle....Changing your brake pads to soon is much better than changing them too late. There is no such thing as lifetime brake pads![More]

How to change your brake pads

by Andrew Automoto21. November 2013 10:30
It's time to change your Brake pads, well here are 17 steps to safely change your Brake pads, to make sure you have optimal stopping ability!!............. Remember your brakes are for everyone on the roads safety as well as yours so it is very important that you check and replace your brake pads, or have an authorised service centre for you. [More]

Brake Fluid - DOT-3, DOT-4 and DOT-5

by Andrew Automoto21. November 2013 10:29
We all know that if you push down on your brake pedal your vehicle slows and eventually stops, but how does this happen? What happens under your bonnet to stop something as big and heavy as your car? Well a big part of working your braking system is Brake fluid: [More]

How to flush Brake Fluid

by Andrew Automoto21. November 2013 10:25
Flushing your brake fluid is not an easy job, it requires two people, and the right tools, and an understanding of vehicles. If you do not have all of these, please go see your nearest authorised mechanic.If you have all three of these, then it’s time to get the items you will need :Spanner to fit the brake caliper bleed screwLength of clear plastic pipe which fits over the bleed screw nippleA couple of large clear bottle to catch the old brake fluidMethylated spiritsTwo clean lint free ragsNew bottle of brake fluid suitable for you vehicleJack stands and wood blocksA friend who can follow instructionsHand pump or turkey basterWhen you have all these items accumulated your ready to start. [More]