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  • Ford Announces Free Brake-Pad Offer If Customers Stop By Dealers
    Ford Announces Free Brake-Pad Offer If Customers Stop By Dealers

    These days, when you buy a new car, it's not unreasonable to expect a certain period of free maintenance to come along as well. Sometimes this is through the life of the warranty, in other cases a little less. But Ford M......

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  • GM Trucks And SUVs Have Brake And Fuel Line Rust-Out Problem
    GM Trucks And SUVs Have Brake And Fuel Line Rust-Out Problem

    Lauren Fix, The Car Coach, answers your questions about automotive maintenance, buying new and used vehicles, and anything related to your car.Dear Car Coach:Recently, I had an accident in my 2003 Chevy 1500 Pick up Truc......

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  • Yabba-Dabba Don't: Do Not Try This Braking Technique At Home
    Yabba-Dabba Don't: Do Not Try This Braking Technique At Home

    Warning to readers: though Fred Flintstone may have been able to brake his car with his feet, the physics of cartoons does not play out in real life.A 24-year-old in the Detroit metro area did not get this vital memo whe......

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  • What To Do If Your Brakes Fail
    What To Do If Your Brakes Fail

    Eddie Hagan was driving down a rural road near his suburban home, behind the wheel of his 2003 Honda Civic. It was just after six in the morning and he was on his way to work. It was just like any other day -- until it w......

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  • Brakes, Suspension, and Tire Maintenance Depends On Your Driving: Normal Or Severe?
    Brakes, Suspension, and Tire Maintenance Depends On Your Driving: Normal Or Severe?

    Have you ever tried to actually read your owner’s manual, especially the part about maintenance and service? As if this kind of stuff isn’t confusing enough, there are always two schedules listed, one for a v......

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  • Why You Shouldn't Brake Into A Pothole
    Why You Shouldn't Brake Into A Pothole

    Next to an actual fender bender, the sound of your ride making a direct hit on a pothole is one of the most spine-jolting noises you'll ever hear in your car. But if you think your nervous system is rattled by running y......

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  • Your Brakes Are Supposed To Shake

    Dear Tom,I just bought a used 2003 Ford Taurus from a local dealer. The first time I hit the brakes on wet pavement it scared the devil out of me! The pedal bounced back and there was a loud noise coming from the front o......

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  • How Do I Know When I Need A Brake Job?

    Your vehicle carries some pretty valuable cargo. Let's talk about a major safety aspect of your car, the braking system. The braking system on most people's cars goes unnoticed since it is "out of sight, out of mind." Th......

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  • Why Do My Brakes Squeal?

    Dear Tom,Every time I hit the brake pedal, my brakes make this awful high-pitched squeal. When I stop at a light I get stares from people. It's embarrassing! I just had the brakes done last month, so why are they squeali......

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  • Brake Performance is Important

    Your vehicle carries some pretty valuable cargo. Let's talk about a major safety aspect of your car, the braking system. Being "out of sight, out of mind," the braking systems on most people's cars go unnoticed, until a ......

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  • Antilock Brakes

    Most passenger vehicles are coming out with ABS, otherwise known as Antilock brakes. Let's take a look at their design and function. ABS uses wheel speed sensors, a hydraulic control unit, and a computerized electronic ......

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  • Upgrading Factory Brakes

    Why Upgrade?If the time has come for you to R&R the brakes on your car, stop and think. How much can you improve the performance of the original setup? Will substituting high-performance aftermarket parts for the factory......

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