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Porsche tech rep says carbon brakes are not the best for track use

PCCB system best for 'people who don't like cleaning their wheels'

PCCB system best for 'people who don't like cleaning their wheels.'

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Bugatti speeds up testing on its 3D-printed titanium brake caliper

The disc gets as hot as 1,877 degrees Fahrenheit

The disc gets as hot as 1,877 degrees Fahrenheit.

Ownership
Everything you need to know about brake fluid

The most important fluid in your car is perhaps the most ignored

The most important fluid in your car is perhaps the most ignored.

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This electric skateboard has your back

This backpack turns into an Electric skateboard in seconds. Equipped with front and back lights, brakes and two electric motors. You can learn more at movpak.com Transcript: This backpack turns into an electric skateboard in seconds. The electric skateboard Is equipped with front and back lights, brakes, and two electric motors. The board can go up to 15 mph, which is controlled by a remote. A full charge only takes 2 hours with 6 miles of range. Siri and Google integration can be used to get d

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Bugatti Chiron to get 3D-printed titanium brake calipers

They're both stronger and lighter.

They look pretty awesome, too.

Breaking
Tesla Model S stripped of Consumer Reports top safety rating

Brake upgrade was promised as standard equipment

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How do I know I need to get my brakes repaired?

Automobile brakes serve one basic but very important function: They stop the vehicle.

Open Road
Brake replacement & upgrade options

This piece dives into the different types of "brake jobs" and the various options available for brake pads and rotors.

Recalls
GM recalling 15k midsize pickups over leaky brakes

GM is recalling 14,838 units of the 2015 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks to inspect the front brake calipers, which could be leaking fluid.

Recalls
Jaguar recalls 1,500 XJ sedans over brake issues

A problem with the hydraulic brakes on the flagship XJ sedan has prompted Jaguar to issue a recall. The issue, as publicized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the notice you can read below, revolves around the brake line junctions underneath the affected vehicles, which may leak fluid, thereby reducing the effectiveness of the braking system.

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Five ways you may be prematurely aging your car

Follow these steps to keep your car feeling fresh and new

Just as the way you live can age your body, the way you drive can add years to your car.

Hyundai Fined $17.35 Million For Delayed Recall

Hyundai recalled 27,500 of the cars in October 2012 just hours before the government opened an investigation

Hyundai has agreed to pay a $17.35 million fine for delayed reporting of a brake defect affecting Genesis luxury cars, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday.

Ford Announces Free Brake-Pad Offer If Customers Stop By Dealers

A set of Motorcraft brake pads for a Ford, Lincoln or Mercury, gets you get free replacements

Ford Motor Company is going beyond providing just basic maintenance for at least one part of its cars. As of now, if you buy a set of Motorcraft brake pads for a Ford, Lincoln or Mercury model, you get free replacements for as long as you own the vehicle.

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Brembo breaks out $115M Michigan plant expansion

Brembo has announced a major, $115-million investment in its Homer, MI factory (don't feel bad if you have no idea where Homer is, your author, a life-long Michigander, had to look it up on a map). The plant is about a 70-mile drive from Brembo's North American research and development headquarters in the Detroit suburb of Plymouth.

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Brembo boss Bombassei becomes billionaire brake bigwig

In the auto industry, running into a car with the familiar "Brembo" moniker on its brake calipers is not uncommon. Ford fitted a set to its last-generation Mustang, and the Nissan Z and Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution featured the company's stoppers for years. Combined with all the brakes Brembo supplies for Porsche, Ferrari and other high-end marques (to say nothing of its extensive motorsports efforts), it should come as no shock that the man in charge of the company is quite wealthy.

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NHTSA investigating 30,000 Toyota Camry Hybrids for brake assist problems

Older model Toyota Camry Hybrids are under investigation by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for potential braking problems. Enough complaints have poured into the NHTSA website that the agency is now taking a look at the problem, which could affect around 30,000 vehicles from the 2007 and 2008 model years.

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Ford says its regenerative brakes have saved 100 million gallons of gas

Ford is taking the time to trumpet technology that's let drivers go further by stopping gradually. Specifically, the Blue Oval says the various versions of its regenerative braking systems have generated enough energy to offset the use of 100 million gallons of fuel, Wards Auto writes.

GM Trucks And SUVs Have Brake And Fuel Line Rust-Out Problem

NHTSA investigating corrosion problem, and owners are stuck with no easy fix

It is a problem found mostly in the Northeast where road salt corrodes the lines.

Honda Recalls Nearly 250,000 Vehicles Over Brake Issue

Company says problem caused by improper wiring

Honda is recalling nearly 250,000 vehicles worldwide for brakes that can suddenly kick in even when the driver isn't braking.

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