Articles about Brake System

There are still low-budget two-wheelers that don’t have it as standard
A useful thing to know
Drum brakes, often only found on the rear wheels, are designed to adjust themselves every time you reverse and apply the brakes. A ratcheting mechanism does this automatically and moves the brake shoes a fixed distance closer to the drums as friction
Make your brakes work better
What's the first thing you should do when you buy a brand-new car? Why, break it in, of course. It's not unlike gradually wearing in a stiff pair of leather shoes until they're nice and comfy. With a
And the reasons why you should
The parts of a car, by nature, are perishable. Sure, your car itself can last for decades if you take care of it properly, but you need to be diligent about replacing all the necessary parts to keep it running. This includes
That's one way of saving money
You wouldn't think watching a car get an oil change would be so satisfying. But then again, a Bugatti Veyron can make any mundane maintenance job look like a work of art. How long did it take? More than 12 hours.
Should I have this checked?
Hi, Top Gear Philippines!I'm a new driver and I just recently got my first car (a brand-new Honda HR-V) a month and a half ago. I just have a question regarding my brakes: I noticed that whenever I
Here's how to keep them from failing
Brakes can be made to last an awfully long time, but you can also wear them out in short order. Here are some things that you should avoid doing to maximize the longevity of your brakes:1) Going too fastDriving too fast
The future is here
Not content with being the go-to name for anything ruthlessly quick or obsessively over-engineered, Bugatti is now staking a claim for a third adjective: over-complex.Okay, so maybe they already had a pretty decent handle on that one, but
No more jerky stops
Have you ever ridden in a jeepney or UV express where it felt as if the driver had cinder blocks for feet? Forget modulation, those guys treat the pedals like whack-a-mole targets, mashing their feet full force at every opportunity.
Is it a viable practice?
Back in the day most cars had three pedals: One to operate the clutch, one to slow the car down, and another to make it go zoom-zoom all over the place. Conventional road-going wisdom has always taught us to use
Is this a problem?
Good day!I'm an avid fan of Top Gear Philippines! Thanks to you guys, I always get updated on what the latest automotive trends are. I have a problem and I thought you could help me with it. I did some
A very timely question
Hi Top Gear,What can cause a car or a bus to lose its brakes? Concerned citizenHi dear citizen,That's a very timely question considering that "Nawalan ng preno," together with the requisite head scratching, is the most common scene you'
And how to tell if they need replacing
The latest product to be made available by Bendix in the local market is its replacement brake rotor. If you don't want to spend on a pricey original, buy a surplus Japanese part, or go with a no-name brand, then
Stopping isn't that simple anymore
It's not only actual propulsion that Formula 1's new turbo V6 hybrid power unit has massively affected in the cars this year. Engineers have had to rethink the braking system, too, because whenever the MGU-K captures heat energy under
A boon in heavy-traffic driving
We drove the Lexus GS450h up to Baguio recently during Toyota Motor Philippines\' ride-and-drive event for the media, and we discovered a convenient feature inside the sporty and luxurious sedan. To the right of the steering column, just behind the
Our tech guru has the answer
I accidentally left the handbrake on while driving our Mitsubishi Adventure. I'm concerned if this may have caused serious damage. I plan to bring it to the service shop for diagnostics and repair. Your thoughts?Regards,Reg Hi, Reg. If you
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