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VIDEO: Why Brakes Shouldn’t Be A Loss Leader

Andrew Markel discusses cheap brake jobs, and the solution for your shop to bring in more business despite nearby competitive pricing.

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NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace Teams Up With NABC To Put The Brakes On Distracted Driving

NASCAR star Bubba Wallace, who drives the legendary no. 43 for Richard Petty Motorsports in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, is teaming up with the National Auto Body Council (NABC) to put the brakes on distracted driving.

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GM’s New Corvette ZR1 Features Brembo Brakes

Brembo brakes also are featured on the Corvette Z06, Corvette Grand Sport and Corvette Stingray.

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Trailer Brakes: Connector Outlet Electrical Diagnostics

The owner of a 1999 Dodge 2500 Ram pickup called me mid-summer with an ABS and check engine warning light problem on his instrument panel and no trailer brakes on his fifth-wheel horse trailer.

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Monroe Brakes Technician’s Guide Details Modern Brake System Service

The free 16-page, illustrated publication, “A Professional Technician’s Guide to Brake Service,” includes in-depth information regarding the evolution of automotive brake system technologies as well as proven steps for identifying and correcting common brake performance issues.

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Career Featured

Putting The Brakes On Auto Repair Stereotypes

According to a report on KHOU.com, The US Department of Labor predicts massive growth in this industry with as many as 37,000 jobs a year needed to meet demand. Jasmine Storey, a student at Universal Technology Institute in Houston, TX, and several other female techs, will be ready right along with the guys.

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Regenerative Brakes: Basic Operation And Behavior

A hybrid vehicle is a different animal than many of us are used to seeing. After all, if the engine of a typical vehicle stalled out at a traffic light, the driver of that vehicle would know something was wrong with it. If that same vehicle still drove with the engine off, then that would mean they were probably going down hill. But in the hybrid world, that is all normal.

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Undercover: Hybrid Brakes

A hybrid vehicle is a different animal than many of us are used to seeing. After all, if the engine of a typical vehicle stalled out at a traffic light, the driver of that vehicle would know something was wrong with it. If that same vehicle still drove with the engine off, then that would […]

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Directions: U.S. House Votes to Put the Brakes on E15

E15 returned to the news forefront last month, as the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment blocking federal funding of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) action to implement the use of E15, a formulation of 15% ethanol blended with gasoline.

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Undercover: Putting the Brakes on Toyota Hybrid Service Fears

The Prius was introduced in 2001. The rotor and caliper are the same as the Echo, Scion Xa/Xb and MR2. In 2004, Toyota changed the brake system when it upgraded the batteries and electric motor.