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Disc Brake

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Definition: A hydraulic braking assembly consisting of a brake disc, or rotor, mounted on an axle, and a caliper assembly containing, usually two brake pads which are activated by hydraulic pressure. The pads are forced against the sides of the disc, creating friction that slows the vehicle. Disc brakes provide a more linear response and operate more efficiently at high temperatures and wet conditions than drum brakes.

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DIY - Disc Brakes
These instructions will help you change the disc pads on most popular vehicles. Be sure to READ these instructions completely before you begin.

DIY: Drum Brakes
This is a good job for a moderately skilled DIY. It only takes about three hours to do and will save you quite a few bucks. Plus you will get the satisfaction of saying "I did it myself!"

Braking-Related Symptoms
Brakes acting funny? Better check here before it's too late.

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