Every once in a while, the Safe Braking team puts together a compilation of the very best and very worst brake related content the massive aggregator Reddit has to offer.
Today, we have some amazing gifs, and also some cringe-worthy pictures that will make you question the intelligence of most people.
First up, aw rats! A customer came in complaining of squealing brakes. Although I don’t think it was the brakes that were squealing..
Photo Credit: /u/toneman238
Next, we have an amazing GIF of some highly powerful brakes. Can’t even imagine what was running through that drivers head! (Click to watch)
GIF courtesy of /u/redditblockedmyother
Third, is a a classic picture of terrible brake maintenance. Don’t be the guy who’s car is so bad it made it to Reddit!
Photo Credit: /u/mymommadethisforme
No caption needed on this last one! (Click to watch)
GIF Courtesy of /u/johnbonhan
We sincerely hope you enjoyed our compilation!
Phoenix Systems BrakeShot is like 5-Hour Energy for brake hydraulics. It is a brake fluid enhancer designed to fight corrosion induced by the harmful effects of copper.
BrakeShot uses DOT guidelines and is specifically formulated to retard copper corrosion in the braking system. BrakeShot prevents sticking calipers, ailing master cylinders, and other ABS braking troubles brought about by corrosion and high copper levels, in the brake system.
To determine if BrakeShot can cure a contaminated system, use BrakeStrip to determine the copper parts per million (ppm) in the brake fluid. BrakeStrip is a 60-second brake fluid test that turns shades of purple according to the level of copper in the braking system.
If the strip indicates a copper level of between 50-175ppm, simply add a one-ounce bottle of BrakeShot to the master cylinder. After 50-100 miles of driving, BrakeShot will re-energize the corrosion inhibitors to protect all the metals in the entire brake system and prevent further corrosion. If, however, the test strip indicates 200ppm or greater, the brake system requires flushing and the fluid replaced.
With multiple patents pending a one-ounce shot of BrakeShot treats up to 1 liter of brake fluid, which is the average capacity of a vehicle’s braking system. Cheaper and quicker than a brake flush, BrakeShot is universal and works on all foreign and domestic vehicles. Packaged in a case of 12, each bottle retails for $15-$20.
If I had $2,500 in my bank account I would by this set of side tables for my man cave from the Rag and Bone Man. The tables use Land Rover brake rotors for the base and 4 cylinder crankshafts for the legs. I might just try to make some of these with some of the parts laying around my shop.