Metal tubing and rubber hoses which connects each brake caliper or wheel cylinder to the brake master cylinder.
Brake rotors or discs, are fitted to most modern cars. They are flat, circular plates that rotate with the wheel when you drive. When you step on the brake, the brake calipers squeeze the brake discs, slowing or stopping the car.
Car batteries store and supply electrical current to a vehicle’s starting, ignition, and electrical systems.
Bleeding removes fluid from a system, such as a brake or clutch system. When a technician bleeds a brake system, the old fluid is completely removed and replaced with new fluid.
Brake pads are used specifically with disc brake systems. The pads fit inside the calipers, and create friction and stopping power when pressed against the brake rotor. When you have your disc brakes replaced, it is often just the pads that are being replaced.
Many emissions systems include an air pump, which pumps fresh air into a vehicle’s exhaust to help complete the combustion process and reduce emissions.
The anti-roll bar is a suspension system component that helps a vehicle to stay flat and not lean excessively when cornering. Also called a sway bar or stabilizer bar.
The third major source of air pollution is automotive emissions. The emissions from the internal combustion engines were not an appreciable problem years ago because of the small number of registered vehicles and the nation’s small highway system. However, during the early 1950’s, the trend of the American people was to move from the cities…
Alignment is when all your wheels are pointing in exactly the right direction. If one wheel is off by even one or two degrees, it is considered out of alignment. When a vehicle is out of alignment, excessive tire, steering system and suspension system wear may be the end result.
The fluid mixed with water that is put into your vehicle’s radiator. Antifreeze is traditionally green in color; however, newer long-life antifreezes may be red or orange. Please refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual for the proper antifreeze for your vehicle.
As the main component of a braking system, the brake master cylinder takes the pressure applied to the brake pedal by the driver and distributes it evenly to all four brakes on a car.
The pedal to the left of the accelerator pedal that controls a car’s brakes. When you step on the brake pedal, the car slows down or stops.
A piece of rubber or plastic that fits in between two components. Bushing protects the two components from excess wear and damage.
A joint between two parts that allows movement in any direction by the two parts. Ball joints are most often found in a vehicle’s suspension and steering systems.
The process of making sure a tire will not cause vibration when driving. By using a computerized machine, a technician can locate a non-balanced tire and balance it by attaching weights on the wheel rim to even out the tire’s balance.
This device filters the air that goes into your engine. Without an air filter, harmful particles would enter your car’s engine and cause internal wear and damage.
A safety device found on most recent cars that protects the driver (and in some cases, the passenger) in a crash by inflating a cushion hidden in the steering wheel and dashboard.
An alternator is an engine accessory that generates electricity to keep your battery charged and operate your vehicle’s electrical system.
The airbag system consists of impact sensors, a system computer, a detonation device, and the airbag itself.
The pedal found on all cars that controls engine rpm. Also called the gas pedal.