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Yearly Archives: 2014

Today's Automotive Brake Systems - Kennesaw Auto Center

Today’s Automotive Brake Systems The braking system in today’s automobile like many other systems that I have written recently about have advanced tenfold. System basics have not changed much as we are still using hydraulically operated calipers and wheel cylinders to either squeeze brake pads against a spinning rotor or push brake shoes against the inside of a spinning drum until the vehicle slows down and comes to a stop Where the advancements have come is in the area of electronics and integration of the braking system into other systems such as ESC systems (Electronic Stability Control), Crash Avoidance Systems, Automatic Cruise Control and even Wind Stabilization Systems for some of the larger passenger and work vans hitting the market. Most drivers are familiar with the ABS (Automatic Braking System) but, most have very little insight as to its operation other than the yellow or red ABS light coming on in the dash when the vehicle is started and hopefully ... read more

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October is National Car Care Month - Kennesaw Auto Center

October is National Car Care Month Twice a year, October and April are slated by the Car Care Council as National Car Care Months. So what does that mean to the automobile owner/consumer? I believe it should help remind automobile owners to be mindful of their vehicle service needs and have a safety inspection done to prevent potential expensive repairs that may be avoidable or possible breakdowns. Without a doubt today’s vehicles have become much more reliable, have reduced maintenance but are much more technically advanced. As I spoke about in lasts months blog regarding what is involved with today’s transmissions and service requirements there are many other systems with increasing complexity and different service or repair requirements. Manufacturers are constantly pushing the technology envelope from competitor competition with infotainment and creature comforts to meeting government requirements for safety, emission and fuel economy standards. That said, i ... read more

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