Tag: brakes

129 Posts

Warped Brake Discs Are Bad News
Oct 19, 2017

Warped Brake Discs Are Bad News

Dear Car Talk

Don't ignore that shaky steering wheel--other parts could fail, too.

brakes rotors steering Toyota Camry 2011

Don't Drag Your Feet on Brake Repairs
Oct 05, 2017

Don't Drag Your Feet on Brake Repairs

Dear Car Talk

If you brake pedal hits the floor, run, don't walk, to your mechanic.

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Reader Should Try Less Expensive Fix First
Jul 04, 2017

Reader Should Try Less Expensive Fix First

Dear Car Talk

Greg's bills for his Silverado's brake system won't stop, and neither will the truck. Before he dumps more money into parts, there's a simple fix that may do the trick.

brakes Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2004

Feb 02, 2017

How to Stop a Car That Creeps on Hills While Parked

Dear Car Talk

Poke's new Subaru Forester wants to roll away on hills. Is the engine, clutch, or parking brake the culprit?

transmissions brakes clutches Subaru Forester 2016

which car fluids need to be replaced and when
Oct 20, 2016

Caring For a Truck That Sits

Dear Car Talk

Mike has a pickup that spends a lot of time sitting--when it's not being borrowed. What's the best way to maintain a truck that doesn't rack up the miles?

fluids brakes Ford Ranger 2010

why does my car automatically slow down after turning a corner
Aug 16, 2016

Ray Offers a Couple of Final Suggestions before Eldorado Is Ditched

Dear Car Talk

Can Ray help Arlene's Eldorado come to its senses? It's been veering towards fences for so long.

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Hyundai Elantra brake problems
Apr 21, 2016

This Week's Turd of the Week

Car Talk Car Complaints

Brake problems, suspension issues, and electrical woes won this week's top dishonor for this surprise contender. Find out which car is Car Talk's Turd of the Week, right here.

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It is better to ride the brake or use a lower gear
Feb 11, 2016

Lower Gear vs. Riding the Brakes: What's Best

Dear Car Talk

Joe's daily commute includes a steep mountain road. What's better for his Ford Explorer Sport Trac-using the brakes all the way down or relying on lower gear? Car Talk's answer here.

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GMC Jimmy makes rattling noise
Apr 30, 2015

Today: The Rattling GMC Jimmy

Dear Car Talk

Today: What's causing Becki's 2001 GMC Jimmy to rattle? And is it going to take her over the nearest cliff? Car Talk's advice right here.

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Ford Focus has intermittent brake failure
Mar 31, 2015

The Case of the Disappearing Brakes

Dear Car Talk

Catherine's Ford Focus is experiencing intermittent brake failure but her dealership doesn't seem to believe her. Car Talk's advice? Instruct her heirs to sue the dealership... Oh, and get it fixed. Find out how, here. 

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