Tag: brake pads

14 Posts

What brake pads have the best grip
Jun 09, 2015

Which Brakes Have Most Gripping Power?

Dear Car Talk

James wants to get the brake pads with the best grip and doesn't care about noise or brake dust. What should he buy? 

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Mechanic's rating of brake pads
Jan 29, 2015

What's Causing Uneven Wear on Brake Pads?

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Robinson's brakes are wearing unevenly, and different shops are giving him conflicting reports on when he needs to get this job done. Can Car Talk explain waht's really going on? 

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why do mechanics turn rotors to remove imperfections
Oct 01, 2003

Why do rotors need turning when brake pads get replaced?

Dear Car Talk

In your column about breaking in brake pads you said that the pads need to be broken in so that they match the grooves and ridges from the previous say miles of stopping That makes perfect sense to me So...

rotors brake pads

do volkswagens use thinner rotors than other cars and if so why
Aug 01, 2003

Is it true that Volkswagen designs their rotors to wear out at the same time as their brake pads?

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I have a VW Golf T which I have enjoyed owning -- except when I have taken it to the shop for brake pads When I brought it in at miles the dealer told me that I needed not only...

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how and why do new brake pads need to be broken in
Jun 01, 2003

How do I break in a new set of brake pads?

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I am about to change the brake pads on my car I have heard that new brake pads need to be broken in or bedded How does one do this And if I don't do it will I end up...

brake pads

Jan 01, 2002

Breaking in brake pads?

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I am writing to ask your opinion about some advice my husband gave me I have a Subaru Legacy with miles I just had the brake pads and rotors replaced My husband insists that I have to break them in...

brake pads

Nov 01, 2000

Do I really need "premium" brake pads or would normal pads suffice?

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I took my car in today to service my brakes The mechanic called me and said that I needed the premium brake pads because I have big calipers or something I took that as a compliment My question is Is...

brake pads

Jun 01, 2000

Why is my parking brake light coming on while I'm driving?

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I own a Toyota Corolla with a manual transmission The parking-brake light on the dashboard has started to come on This is fine when I have the parking brake on but now it happens when I am driving too It...

brakes brake pads fluids leaks

Jun 01, 1998

Pointing your mechanic in the right direction to address those noisy brakes.

Dear Car Talk

Help My husband is driving a Honda Accord that has about miles on it Recently we've noticed a loud screeching noise coming from the front right tire when he depresses the brake pedal anticipating your advice we checked for small...

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Jul 01, 1997

Do I have to get my disc brakes machined every time the pads are replaced?

Dear Car Talk

My question concerns disc brakes Every time my local brake shop replaces my brake pads they always insist upon machining refinishing the discs After a few pad replacements the discs are then too thin to be machined and I have...

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