Spring is here and that means getting your hot rod back out. Yeah, we know some of you live in a climate that you drive your classic 52 weeks out of the year. We’ll admit it, we are jealous. When bringing the car out of storage, there are some things that need to be checked and some maintenance that needs to be performed within the brake system.
There are many different valves used in the conversion from drum brakes to disc brakes and in brake systems in general. Have you ever wondered about the various types of valves that make up your brake system and what they do? This post offers a description of what some of those valves are and how they relate to your vehicle and situation.
Do you have a brake pedal that feels hard to press?
We started this 4-part series examining possible vacuum pressure as the cause of a hard brake by picturing a driver's inability to apply his brakes in traffic because the brake pedal is too stiff - requiring an inordinate amount of pushing power. An extreme scenario for sure, but the horror of a hard brake pedal can strike at any time. In power booster equipped vehicles, the issue is more common than you may think. Fortunately, you don’t need a degree in Rocket Science to diagnose and fix the glitches that are hardening your pedal.