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Car Brakes

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

  1. 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.

Other Projects for DIYers from The Family Handyman:

  1. Auto Repair Rip Offs: Avoid Brake Service Costs

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

  2. How to Check Brakes

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    Even if you have no experience repairing cars, you can check your brake pads and the condition of the rotors with these simple how to instructions.

  3. DIY Brake Tips

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    Improve brake performance and extend wear by using new high temperature grease to lubricate the moving parts. It dissipates heat better and won't degrade as rapidly.

  4. Changing Brake Fluid

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    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.

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