September 9th, 2015
Sometimes we get questions about brake repair…we know everyone is trying to save a few bucks on auto repair, but there are things that you just shouldn’t skimp on. One question we sometimes hear is, “can I get by with just replacing one set of brake pads?” The answer to that is yes…and no.
Simple physics shows that while braking, a vehicle’s weight transfers to the front. That’s why most older vehicles were designed with disc brakes in front and drum brakes in the rear, since disc brakes have more braking power. In fact, the front brakes do 70-75% of the work in stopping a vehicle. Think, for instance, of the way that front brakes on a bicycle respond compared to the rear brakes. Since the ...[more]
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