Checking and renewing brake cables

Handbrake cable layouts vary from car to car, but have only a limited range of types of componen...

Renewing drum-brake shoes

Check drum brakes at least every six months, 6,000 miles or 10,000 km, or as recommended in the ...

Sustitución del cilindro de rueda del tambor de freno

El líquido de frenos se suele renovar cuando se cambia el cilindro de rueda de un freno de tipo...

Ajuste de los frenos

Un típico sistema de frenos utiliza frenos de disco en la parte delantera del auto y frenos de t...

Renewing disc-brake pads

It is vital to know when disc-brake pads need replacing. Some makers state a minimum safe thickn...

Bleeding the brakes

Most car manufacturers recommend renewing the hydraulic brake fluid every 18 to 24 months. The fl...

Replacing a master cylinder and servo unit

If a master cylinder is leaking replace it. The cylinder is usually mounted on the bulkhead sepa...

Buscando fugas en el sistema de frenos

Si al aplicar el freno de pie tiene una sensación esponjosa o el recorrido del pedal aumenta, es ...

Ajuste del freno de mano

Si ha ajustado las zapatas de freno de manera que no haya exceso de recorrido, pero el freno de m...

Replacing a handbrake cable

The handbrake on most cars is a mechanical linkage of rods and cables, operated by a lever on th...

Fitting new flexible brake hoses

The fluid in the car's braking system runs from the master cylinder to the brakes themselves mai...

Fitting new metal brake pipes

Checking the condition of your car's brake pipes is a job that is all too easy to forget because...

Adjusting a disc handbrake

Most cars are still fitted with drums on the back wheels with the handbrake operating directly o...

Checking the brake light circuit

As well as being a legal requirement, it is also an essential safety measure that your brake lig...