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Brake Kit Installation Guide

The installation guide is for reference only. Please refer to the vehicle's service manual or professional installer for complete instructions. Click the headline to Read More!

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What is the Break-In Procedure?

The break in procedure is critical to brake performance. Click Headline above to read more!

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How To: Apply Brake Lube

How To Apply Brake Lube Your vehicle’s brakes use friction to slow down and stop. During the braking process, brake pads are hydraulically pressed against the brake rotor. While it may seem counterintuitive to use lube on a system that relies on friction, lubrication is essential to brake function. Ensuring that your brakes work properly […]

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How to Bleed Brakes

What is brake bleeding? Here's a helpful guide and things you should know about Bleeding your Brakes. Click the headline above to read more!

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How To Fix Noisy, Squeaky Brakes

It can be unsettling to hear squeaks, squeals, and other noises coming from your brakes. While squeaky brakes are not always a cause for panic, it is important to determine the reason for the noise instead of ignoring it. What Causes Brakes to Squeak? In order to determine how to fix noisy, squeaky brakes, you […]

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How To Diagnose a Spongy or Soft Brake Pedal

Your brakes are a vital component of controlling your vehicle. When you press down on the brake, it should feel firm. If you notice your brakes feeling soft or spongy, something is wrong. In this PowerStop guide, we will explain how to identify spongey brakes, common causes of soft pedals, and discuss when it may […]

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Why Do I Have a Pulsing Brake Pedal? Understanding Disc Thickness Variation (DTV)

Disc Thickness Variations (DTV): Measuring Disc Rotor Run-Outs, Causes and Preventions If your brake pedal feels like it’s pulsing or vibrating, you might have brake disc thickness variation (DTV), a small variation in the thickness of the friction surface of the brake rotor(s) usually caused by the rotors wearing unevenly. What Is Disc Thickness Variation […]

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Why Is There a Notch in My Brake Rotor? Understanding Mill Balancing

A Mill Balanced Notch in Brake Rotors Reduces Vibration While Driving Depending on what type of brake rotors you have, you may notice small notches on the side of them. Those milled areas are a result of the process used to balance rotors, called “mill balancing”. A mill balanced brake rotor reduces vibration and is […]

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Towing Safety & Tips: Brake Fade and Brake Fluid Boil

Towing Safety & Tips: Brake Fade and Brake Fluid Boil Brake Fade and Brake Fluid Boil are serious issues that can reduce your vehicle’s braking performance and put you – and others on the road – in danger. Because of this, it’s important to understand what these conditions are, what causes them, how to handle […]

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How To: Tell the Difference Between Left and Right Drilled & Slotted Rotors

How to Tell Apart Left or Right Drilled & Slotted Rotors For drilled & slotted rotors, it is important to pay attention to which is the left and right rotor. Luckily, if your rotors are not labeled, there is an easy way to tell. On the top side of the rotor, follow up along the […]

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