Questions tagged [braking]

The act of applying brakes to reduce a motor vehicles speed.

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How to increase braking power in fully loaded Wagon-R

I used to travel 500 Km to my native village with a fully loaded vehicle along with 5 person in my WagonR. I also used to cruise with speed in between 80 to 100 Km/hr but the vehicle braking decrease ...
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Is it possible to lock wheels when ABS is working?

I have a Nissan Primera P12, which is equipped with anti-lock brakes (ABS). When I normally brake, wheels don't lock and car comes to a stop as expected with any ABS system. Although if I'm ...
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Best cars for drifting [closed]

I'm trying to find list of best cars for drifting (cheep and with left wheel), Can anyone please suggest me some cars?
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Car decelerating quickly

I recently changed my brake pads and did wheel alignment at the official workshop of my car manufacturer. It was driving just fine but suddenly as I was driving it at one fine point the steering ...
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How much pressure can car brakes take?

Is the brake system supposed to support as much pressure as you can physically (with your foot) give it? I would think yes, but I'm curious if there is a specification of some kind or even if its ...
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1997 Ford Thunderbird, pulls right while driving intermittenly, always pulls left while braking

1997 Ford Thunderbird, pulls right while driving intermittenly, always pulls left while braking. It makes a loud noise while driving, but when the front end is on jackstands, and no weight on the ...
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Does Downshifting (Engine Braking) Cause Extra Wear and Tear?

Does the act of downshifting to slow your vehicle down have any negative side affects? I don't downshift more than one or two gears at a time and I let out on the clutch slow enough that I don't rev ...