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Standard Motor Products Has Introduced 276 New Part Numbers This Year

New parts are for electric, hybrid, gasoline and diesel vehicles.

Understanding Parking Brake Operation and Service

Parking and emergency brakes can stop your customers on a dime, but what is the best way to service them?

Continental Tires Garage Studio video - Parking brakes
Servicing Hydroboost Brake Units

Three tips to prepare you for hydroboost brake unit service.

Breaking Down EV Brake Jobs

How do EV brake jobs compare to their internal combustion engine counterparts?

Front Brake Pads and Rotors: Do Your Prices Meet Market Averages?

In our latest installment of market pricing data from InteliChek, we asked: What is the average cost to replace a set of front brake pads and rotors? As you’ll see below, we compared this data between independent service providers, mass merchants and car dealerships. The average price is given for five cities across the different

NRS Brakes Adds 18 New Part Numbers for Multiple Models

NRS Brakes made multiple additions to its product line for 2003-2022 models of Ford, Jeep, Nissan, Infiniti, Mazda, Hyundai, Kia and Audi vehicles. According to NRS, these additions cover around 11.7 million vehicles. The following is a table detailing part numbers, OE friction, axle positions and applications.

Advics Launches Nine New OE Rotor Part Numbers

Advics has expanded its rotor offerings with nine new, U.S.-manufactured brake rotors. The company says this expansion adds approximately 10 million vehicles in operation (VIO) axle coverage to the existing product offering. All nine of the new rotor part numbers are original equipment (OE), with coverage for late-model Toyota and Lexus brand vehicles. “We’re excited

ABS Diagnostics: Mechanical Problems and Testing

The ABS controller/modulator is the heart of any ABS or ESC system. The modulator gets the brake pressure from the master cylinder. Inside are the valves and solenoids that control the pressures on the wheel. During normal operation, the pressure from the master cylinder goes through the HCU unaltered. The exception to this rule is

ABS diagnostics
Bendix Shares Brake Safety Week Tips for Commercial Trucks

The team at Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems (Bendix) offers suggestions on getting ready for Brake Safety Week, happening this week (Aug. 21-27). Brake Safety Week is the annual weeklong event run by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) that examines vehicles across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Bendix says Brake Safety Week is part

Nucap Appoints New VP of Business Development

NUCAP Brake Components says it will invest substantially in the next five years to establish its position in North American aftermarket brake components supply. This investment will include re-engineering OE new part introductions for the aftermarket, retooling the most popular part numbers in the aftermarket and appointing Robert Bosco as VP of business development. Bosco

Solving Customer Complaints About Brake Noise

Have you ever come to a stop, and as your foot hits the brake, your car starts to shake? Well, that is what we call judder. Judder is a vibration that can be felt in the seat or steering wheel, but it will not cause pulsing of the brake pedal. In this Tire Review Continental

How Tire Traction Affects Braking

With so many standards relating to tire safety, it’s important to be able to discuss these aspects, such as a tire’s traction, with your customer. In this Tire Review Continental Tire Garage Studio video, we will discuss the science behind traction and why it is important to understand. The United States Department of Transportation recently