Bleeding Brakes Quiz

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The preparations required for bleeding brakes are relatively simple. How knowledgeable are you when it comes to bleeding brakes? Take this quiz and find out!

What happens when you bleed your brakes?

When you bleed brakes, you are removing the air from the brake line. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-repair/brake-bleeding.htm">How Brake Bleeding Works</a>

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How often should brakes be bled?

Most brakes should be bled every two or three years to keep your brake system at optimum performance. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-repair/brake-bleeding.htm">How Brake Bleeding Works</a>

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How does air get trapped in brake lines?

Air can sneak into your brake system during certain types of servicing or if there is a leak. Air can also enter the line for less obvious reasons like worn pads (or an impatient driver who constantly slams on the brakes). <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-repair/brake-bleeding.htm">How Brake Bleeding Works</a>

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How many methods are there for bleeding brakes?

There are three methods of bleeding brakes: vacuum pumping, pressure pumping and pump and hold. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-repair/brake-bleeding.htm">How Brake Bleeding Works</a>

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Why types of systems are braking systems?

The entire braking system is a closed system, meaning no fluid should ever escape. If you are low on brake fluid, finding and fixing the leak should be your first order of business. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-repair/brake-bleeding.htm">How Brake Bleeding Works</a>

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How many people are needed to bleed brakes properly?

Depending on the method used, either one or two people are needed to bleed the brakes. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-repair/brake-bleeding.htm">How Brake Bleeding Works</a>

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Why is it important to keep brake fluid under control when bleeding brakes?

Brake fluid ruins paint the moment it makes contact. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-repair/brake-bleeding.htm">How Brake Bleeding Works</a>

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What type of job is brake bleeding?

If the term "brake bleeding" conjures up images of a clean, contented person stepping on a brake pedal while another grumpy, dirty, frustrated person yells, "Push down!" from under the car, your image would be correct. Brake bleeding is a general repair job that many people would not enjoy, but it is something that must be done throughout the lifespan of an automobile. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-repair/brake-bleeding.htm">How Brake Bleeding Works</a>

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What type of wrench is typically needed for bleeding disc brakes?

A 10 mm box wrench is needed to bleed disc brakes. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-repair/brake-bleeding.htm">How Brake Bleeding Works</a>

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What type of wrench is typically needed for bleeding drum brakes?

An 8mm box wrench is needed to bleed drum brakes (double check to make sure these sizes fit your specific bleeder screws). <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-repair/brake-bleeding.htm">How Brake Bleeding Works</a>

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