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How Often Should The Brake Fluid in Your Vehicle Be Changed?

Signs Your Brake Fluid Needs to Be Changed Why Does Brake Fluid Need to Be Changed? One of the most important fluids in your car is the brake fluid. This fluid provides the hydraulic pressure needed to activate the brakes. Over time, brake fluid can become contaminated and needs to be changed. Here are three […]

Do Your Brakes Need Repairing?

Your Brakes are Your Safety Net Your vehicle’s brakes are the last bastion of safety standing between you and obstacles and other drivers on the road. If your brakes fail, you’ll likely be involved in a collision and incur the expensive and time-consuming repairs that often accompany such problems. Because they play such an important […]

Disc Brakes—Take Care of Your Stopping Power

What Are Disc Brakes? Most modern vehicles use a system of disc brakes for the primary stopping power for your vehicle. A disc brake system consists of brake pads, a caliper, and a rotor. The caliper squeezes the brake pads against the rotor, creating friction which is transferred hydraulically to slow the vehicle. It is […]

Brake Repair 101

Braking System Review Brakes are essential to safe vehicle operation, so you should never take them for granted. If you aren’t completely comfortable talking about brakes, that’s okay. We’re glad to give you a quick course to get you up to speed. Your brakes work using hydraulics. This allows the tiny amount of pressure you […]

Signs Your Brake Fluid Needs Attention

Let’s Talk Brake Fluid There’s no getting around it. If you drive a vehicle, it must have brakes. Your life depends on it! You likely already know that the braking system has multiple components and that it uses brake fluid. You may wonder, however, exactly what this liquid does and why it’s so important. At […]

Brake Pads or Brake Shoes?

Disc and Drum Brakes We all know that your vehicle doesn’t wear clothes. It does, however, include some components that sound a bit like choosing the accessories to wear with a particular outfit. Think about the braking system, for instance. Depending on what you drive, your auto may need pads (remember when people wore shoulder […]

Disc Versus Drum Brakes

A Tale of Two “D’s” You know that brakes are for stopping your vehicle, but did you know that your car can have disc brakes, drum brakes, or both? While either is effective, they are very different in their working mechanisms. Regardless of your vehicle’s brake configuration, the ASE certified technicians at AutoStream Car Care […]

OEM or Performance Brakes

What to Buy for Your Car Are your brake system parts OEM–‘Overused and Extremely Matured’ Okay, that’s not really what OEM stands for, but perhaps that might be your line of thought as you choose between parts for your braking system repairs. OEM actually stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer parts. These are the parts that […]

2020 Brakes for Breasts

Thank You For Supporting Our Fundraiser! Each year, AutoStream Car Care participates in a fundraiser for the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Research Fund. We are proud to support the fight against breast cancer, and we are grateful to you, our customers, for helping us do so with the annual Brakes for Breasts fundraiser. Our […]