Car Brakes

Learn how to check and fix your car's brakes.

Auto Repair Rip Offs: Avoid Brake Service Costs

Avoid brake job rip-offs. Get a good brake job and save up to $1,000 over the life you your car or truck.

Car Brakes projects

  • How to Change Front Brake Pads

    Changing front brake pads is simpler than replacing rear disc brakes, and if you have experience doing basic repairs the job will take about 4…

  • Changing Brake Fluid

    Test your brake fluid and do a partial replacement quickly and easily to restore it. You just need a test kit, a baster and fresh fluid.

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • How to Check Brake Fluid

    Check your car's brake fluid to make sure the corrosion inhibitor hasn't worn out. It protects the steel brake lines from rust.

  • DIY Brake Tips

    Improve brake performance and extend wear by using new high temperature grease to lubricate the moving parts. It dissipates heat better and…

  • Auto Repair Rip Offs: Avoid Brake Service Costs

    Avoid brake job rip-offs. Get a good brake job and save up to $1,000 over the life you your car or truck.

  • How to Replace Your Own Struts

    If you've put 80,000 or more miles on your struts, they're worn out and must be replaced. We know they're expensive (about $700 for front struts…

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