Brakes

14 guides & 163 illustrations

Brakes

Renewing drum-brake shoes

Check drum brakes at least every six months, 6,000 miles or 10,000 km, or as recommended in the ...

Brakes

Adjusting the brakes

A typical braking system uses disc brakes at the front of the car and drum brakes at the rear....

Brakes

Renewing disc-brake pads

It is vital to know when disc-brake pads need replacing. Some makers state a minimum safe thickn...

Brakes

Bleeding the brakes

Most car manufacturers recommend renewing the hydraulic brake fluid every 18 to 24 months. The fl...

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Adjusting the handbrake

If you have tightened the brake shoes so that there is no excess travel before they come on, yet...

Brakes

Adjusting a disc handbrake

Most cars are still fitted with drums on the back wheels with the handbrake operating directly o...