Category Archives: Brakes & ABS

Is a brake fluid change necessary? Yes, here are 3 reasons why

Q: My mechanic recommended I that get a brake fluid change or flush. Is this a necessary maintenance service? Why? A: Yes, a brake fluid change or brake fluid flush is an important maintenance service. Here’s why: Brake fluid actively absorbs water or moisture in the brake system. Changing the old fluid and replacing it with new prevents the brake system from rusting inside-out. Rust and small particles in the brake fluid can destroy your expensive anti-lock brake (ABS) module. There will always be rust and other debris in the brake fluid, especially as the brakes age. A brake fluid … Continue reading

Anti-lock brakes not working? It might be a broken vehicle speed sensor

Your car’s “Check Engine” or “Service Engine Soon” light can flash on for more than 1,400 different reasons, and in the coming months, we’re going to share with you what some of those reasons are. The light is part of your vehicle’s on-board diagnostics (OBD) system and can indicate anything from a quick fix like a loose gas cap to a major repair like a catalytic converter. Trouble code: P0500 This means the vehicle speed sensor is not reading the vehicle’s speed correctly. Symptoms of a P0500 IAC Malfunction may include: Loss of anti-lock brakes. The “anti-lock” or “brake” warning … Continue reading