Brakes

CRC Brakleen

Part of doing a brake job right is making sure that all brake surfaces and components are clean.  Brakleen brake parts cleaner, from CRC Industries, quickly and easily removes brake dust, grease, oil and road grime.  The original aerosol brake parts cleaner; Brakleen has been the number one choice of automotive technicians and do-it-yourselfers for more than 40 years.  CRC Brakleen is easy to use and does most of the work for you!

CRC Silaramic

To be certain that your brakes are functioning properly, it’s important to maintain and clean all brake surfaces and components and make sure that they stay dirt and grime free.  After using CRC Brakleen Brake Parts Cleaner, the original aerosol brake parts cleaner, it is recommended to apply Silaramic Brake System Grease from CRC to protect critical brake system components.  Use Silaramic on all moving caliper hardware, backing plates and any mating surfaces.  It protects these components from dirt and corrosion, extending parts life and improving performance. 

CRC Silaramic® Brake System Grease

CRC Silaramic® Brake System Grease – now available in a new 9 oz. tub (#05363)

Step-By-Step Instructions for a Complete Brake Job

Step-By-Step Instructions for a Complete Brake Job Using CRC Brake Maintenance Products

Vehicle Care Tips Combat Skyrocketing Gas Prices

October is Fall Car Care Month, and the Car Care Council recommends the following ways to fight rising gas prices:

Dad's "Automotive Type" Helps Decide Father's Day Gift

There are two types of fathers, those who work on their cars and those who don't. Whether your dad is a do-it-yourselfer (DIY) or a Do-It-For-Me type (DIFM), consider an automotive gift for dad this Father's Day.

Sixty-nine percent of male drivers work on their car, truck, mini van or SUV, according to the Car Care Council. Whether it's light maintenance, like changing the oil and replacing the wiper blades, or heavier projects, such as replacing brakes, most dads enjoy taking care of their vehicles. Automotive accessories, tools, parts and products make ideal Father's Day gifts.

Is Your Vehicle Safe for Memorial Day Travel?

With the Memorial Day Holiday weekend upon us and the summer vacation season fast approaching; there is no better time to “Be Car Care Aware” about your vehicle. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), an average of 13,000 Americans are killed between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day. A portion of these deaths can be directly attributed to unperformed vehicle maintenance as each year neglected maintenance leads to over 2,600 deaths, nearly 100,000 disabling injuries and more than $2 billion in lost wages, medical expenses and property damage.

How to Perform Your Own Brake Job

How to Perform Your Own Brake Job

By Mark Salem, ASE Master Tech and Owner/Operator Salem Auto Boys, Tempe, AZ

When you decide to perform your own brake job, just remember, this is one of the few car repairs that, if done wrong, can really cause serious injury or death of your kin and others.

So let’s talk about the important steps of a successful front disc brake repair.

The No-Fail Valentine’s Day Gift

Giving the gift of tender loving care to one’s vehicle will pay off in terms of dependability and performance this Valentine’s Day, according to the Car Care Council.

“When that gift translates into maintenance, motorists can expect a positive and tangible response from their vehicle in terms of dependability and performance,” said Rich White of the Car Care Council.

Autumn Leaves Present Driving Hazards

Fall is the picture-perfect time of year when many drivers take to the road to view the autumn colors. The leaves are beautiful to see, but when wet or in piles on the roads, they present driving hazards unique to the season. The Car Care Council reminds drivers to prepare for fall driving conditions by having their vehicles’ tires, brakes and wipers checked before heading out on the road.

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