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    Brake adjustment: Running clearance

    Achieving the optimum running clearance between the brake pad and disc will help avoid overheating.

    September
    21
    2018

    You’re in control of Brake Noise

    Brake noise is one of the major reasons for a driver to visit a workshop. It can be a complex issue, and is often difficult to solve. WHAT IS BRAKE NOISE? Brake noise typically originates from vibration on a part within the wheel end section of the vehicle – between the tire and the connection …

    March
    21
    2018

    You’re in control of brake efficiency

    Drivers can experience loss of braking efficiency in different ways: overheating, brake fade and brake pad degradation are just a few. ‘Vapour lock’ and ‘spongy pedal feel’ are serious brake efficiency issues and here we bring you our in-depth advice. A. VAPOUR LOCK One of the most frightening and dangerous losses of braking efficiency, vapour lock is connected with …

    February
    16
    2018

    You’re in control of brake Warning system

    A. BRAKE WARNING SYSTEM In general, the dashboard light that indicates a problem with the brake system has an alarming red colour (depending on the vehicle model) to indicate that there is an immediate risk, potentially compromising the general safety of the vehicle. It should never be ignored. There are several reasons why the brake …

    January
    22
    2018

    Brake Judder N°2

    Brake judder is the vibration felt through the steering wheel and suspension when the brakes are applied at certain speeds and pressures. In the previous leafl et Brake Judder N°1 we already discussed a few causes of brake judder and provided you with the appropriate solutions. But apart from hub and/or disc run-out and severe …

    April
    1
    2017

    Brake Judder N°1

    Brake judder is the vibration felt through the steering wheel and suspension when the brakes are applied at certain speeds and pressures. It can vary from a barely noticeable vibration to a violent judder, and can be experienced in two ways.

    March
    10
    2017

    Brake warning system

    In general, the dashboard light that indicates a problem with the brake system has an alarming red colour (depending on the vehicle model) to indicate that there is an immediate risk, potentially compromising the general safety of the vehicle. It should never be ignored.

    February
    23
    2017

    BRAKE ADJUSTMENT: RUNNING CLEARANCE

    Brakes can overheat for a number of reasons. One of the most common, and most easily solved is due to incorrect setting of the running clearance between brake pad and disc.

    December
    19
    2016

    What is brake noise?

    Brake noise typically originates from vibration on a part within the wheel end section of the vehicle – between the tyre and the connection to the chassis. Noise is often blamed on the brake pad itself, but can come from any part, from the wheel bearing to the ball joint. Within the brake system, it’s …

    December
    16
    2015

    Ferodo technical tips: No. 8 – Loss of braking efficiency

    SPONGY PEDAL FEEL Spongy pedal feel is the experience where upon depressing the brake pedal, the brake is slow to respond, and the pedal feels spongy – sooner than it should be, with excessive force required to decelerate the vehicle and excessive stroke of the pedal. WHAT CAUSES SPONGY PEDAL FEEL AND HOW CAN YOU FIX IT? Faulty …

    July
    28
    2015