Brake in Brakes

Should you "brake" (break) in new brakes? When you are shopping for brake rotors or brake pads, you probably have come across the phrase"bedding-in" or brake in process What does that mean, and why should you do it? Bedding your brake pads and rotors is critical if you want your new expensive brakes to work optimally. Simply put, the […] Read more »

Brakes are Squealing

My Brakes are Squealing

Brakes are Squealing!! What it means when your brakes are squealing You will have to troubleshoot a number of issues when your brakes are squealing. Chances are the first thing you need to check is the thickness of your brake pads. Many manufacturer's brake pads have indicators constructed into them that actually cause them to squeal when […] Read more »

Learn to Maintain Your Brakes

Components that make up your brakes. Brake pads. Brake pads are responsible for taking the pressure off your car’s braking system. Pressing the brake pedal prompts the hydraulic line, brake calipers and tire rotors to stop your vehicle. Brake pads are designed to absorb the energy and after that, force the car to stop quickly and […] Read more »

Changing Brake Fluid

Brakes and changing brake fluid You need to flush and replace the brake fluid inside your brake system every two years to three years. Have your brake fluid tested for water before flushing the old brake fluid but if your fluid is more that three years old, it is an integral part of your car […] Read more »

Brake Repair

How you can Bleed Your Brakes In case your car has soft brakes, the way to get the air out of the lines would be to bleed the brakes. To complete the job, you'll need either a brake bleeder wrench or perhaps a combination wrench that fits the bleeder nozzle in your car, a can […] Read more »

Replacing Brake Pads

Brake Pads Brake pads, linings and rotors are parts of your car's brake system and are located next to each of the wheels. They push against one another to make friction, which stops the car.   You will find two types of brake systems: disc brakes and drum brakes. Disc brakes would be the most […] Read more »

Brake Calipers

Brake calipers

Brake Calipers Brake calipers are extremely important for your car's ability to stop and are arguably one of the most essential automobile brake parts. Many people worry about brake fluid, and that is important, but brake calipers need checking much more often than brake fluid. Most vehicles have disc brakes, at least for the front wheels. […] Read more »

Brake Fluid

What Does the Brake Fluid Level Indicate? Twist off the fluid reservoir cap, find the dipstick and wipe it off with a clean, dry rag. Screw it back on, then off again, and look at the dipstick. Do you see exactly where the line is between the bottom wet part and also the dry part? […] Read more »

Brake Fluid

What are the differences between brake fluids? Brake fluid is referred to by its DOT number and may be any of four types, although most passenger vehicles in the United states take either DOT 3 or DOT 4. The DOT component refers back to the U.S. Department of Transportation, which issues comprehensive requirements for all […] Read more »

Brake Pads

We at Protech have made brake pads last more than 100,000 miles on our individual cars. You are able to allow your brake pads to last a long time or you can wear them out rapidly. The option is yours. Done deliberately, the following money-saving driving techniques will not slow down traffic and no other drivers will […] Read more »