A repair job that can be done at home.
When it comes to deciding what car to buy, consumers put a lot of emphasis on engine specs, and for good reason. Examining a powertrain's capacity and output helps inform you of what the car is capable of and how much
Proper brake fluid maintenance is key to keeping your car’s brakes in good shape
Brakes are arguably as important as any other part of a car. These are the ones in charge of stopping your vehicle, so maintaining them properly also helps keep you safe on the road.The first step in keeping your car's
Next-level vehicle customization
Fitting vehicles with decorative lighting is nothing new. Remember the 2000s? Yeah, no video game ride during that era was complete without something glowing under the hood or underbody. Slapping LEDs on brake calipers, however? Now that's something we haven't
Have you tried getting your car inspected?
For the better part of three years, I've been insisting that my parents have the braking issues of their 2009 Toyota Fortuner addressed. Each time I've brought this up, I've been brushed off with either one of two replies: "
The Spain-built brake pads will be sold online and in repair shops nationwide
Looking for some performance parts to upgrade your project car? Here's a little something that you gearheads should take note of: brake pad manufacturer Icer Brakes is now in the Philippines.Icer Brakes was established in 1961 and is now said
Along with other new online portals
Getting your hands on quality brake products will now be a lot more convenient. Brembo and its official Philippine distributor, AutoPerformance PH, have announced new moves to expand their presence online.Now, the two companies have four online platforms customers can turn
This clean, shiny disc looks sexy as heck
Brakes aren't really what one first looks at when checking out a car, but Brembo just keeps making stylish ones anyway. We can't complain when we've seen the manufacturer roll out quite some flashy stuff over the years. Who
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
Yes, it’s a possible DIY thing
Brake pads are one of the many parts that ordinarily wear out in a car. They're a regular maintenance item. If you hear metal-to-metal contact when you apply the brakes, that's probably the brake-pad wear indicator. It'
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
Yay or nay?
BMW has made a very lengthy, detailed announcement about its new setup and M Mode functions in its performance car range, debuting first in the M8 and M8 Competition.It's essentially a simpler offering than what M currently does in its
Argyle, camo, leopard print, and more. Oh, man...
When your business is built on brakes and you're already a market leader, it can be difficult to remain in the news and attract attention. Brembo managed it more than 25 years ago when it introduced the red caliper, but since
Don't take these for granted
When it comes to driving, coming to a stop is just as important-if not more so-than getting up to speed. It doesn't matter how fast your ride can go if you're going to end up splattered
He transformed his Honda XRM into a PWD-friendly trike
Erickson Nacario was in the midst of a soothing message when hell broke loose at the night market along Roxas Avenue in Davao City past 10pm last September 2, 2016.After a powerful explosion rocked the place, 15 people were killed, and
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.
Always keep them in tip-top shape
Having a non-functioning brake light is not only unsafe, it is also a violation for which you can be issued a citation for. Brake lights give notice to the vehicle behind you that you're slowing down, and hence they should
A reader wants to know
A reader recently sent in a question about driving a manual-transmission vehicle. Should a driver step on the brake, or the clutch first, when coming to stop? Obviously, this reader is a new driver. And we do love to help new
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
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