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Common Myths About Brakes Debunked You Didn’t Know About

Uncover the truth behind common brake myths in our latest blog post. Learn about braking realities, from ABS functionality to brake pad materials, and ensure your vehicle’s safety with Harbor Brakes and Auto Repair.

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How to Tell When It’s Time for a Brake Replacement

Introduction Recognizing when to replace your vehicle’s brakes is a critical aspect of car maintenance that directly impacts safety and performance. This extensive guide delves deep into understanding the signs and importance of timely brake replacement, ensuring you are well-equipped to make informed decisions for your vehicle’s upkeep. The Essential Role of Brakes in Vehicle Safety Brakes are arguably the …

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Breaking Down Brake Care: Expert Tips for Every Driver

Welcome to Harbor Brakes and Auto Repair’s blog! Today, we’re focusing on a crucial aspect of your vehicle’s safety: brake care. Whether you’re a seasoned driver or a newbie behind the wheel, understanding how to maintain and service your brakes is vital. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll break down everything you need to know about brake maintenance, from the basics …

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Ceramic vs. Metallic Brake Pads: Pros and Cons

Your vehicle’s braking system is essential for your safety on the road. When you press the brake pedal, pressurized fluid activates the brake pads, which then create friction to slow down your vehicle. There are three main types of brake pads: ceramic, metallic, and organic. In this article, we will focus on the differences between ceramic and metallic brake pads, …

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