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Why Did My Brake Caliper Fail After Only 18 Months?

by Brian England on Tue, Dec 13, 2016

One fall weekend, my wife and I were driving north on Interstate 270, going from Urbana to Frederick, Maryland, when we spotted a sign saying "Scenic Overlook." We had some time to kill so we took the exit. It was a nice place to stop because there's a great view of the city of Frederick, tucked into this valley that's bordered by the Catoctin Mountain, the eastern most ridge of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

As we were walking back to the parking lot, I noticed a group of people gathered around a small truck. My curiosity got the best of me, and I wandered over and found an elderly couple explaining a problem they were having with their vehicle. They had pulled off of the road, not for the view, but because the left front brake was staying on all the time making the wheel very hot (and very dangerous to touch). They clearly had honed in on the problem because each time the wind shifted and blew in our direction, the distinct smell of burning brake pads flooded our nostrils. 

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Topics: rebuilt brake calipers, brakes, burning smell, brakes sticking

What Comprises High Quality Car Brake Repair and Service?

by Brian England on Thu, Jan 27, 2011

Quality automotive brake service and repairs should be based on bringing the operation of the brakes back to the condition they were in when they left the factory. This is even more important now with brake linings lasting a lot longer on most makes. The exceptions to longer brake lining life are some SUV’s, a number of European makes, or vehicles that are driven very hard.

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Topics: high quality automotive brake service and repair, rebuilt brake calipers, brake linings, brakes and imports, checking the brake system

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