In our Brake Bleeding How-to earlier this month, we showed you how to bleed the brakes on your car after doing maintenance or repairs that might have introduced air into the system. In this article, we’ll show you the one man method often cited by Big Block 409 in our forums. His comments on our previous article lead to this one.
As with the two-man method, this method uses basic procedures that will use your braking system’s pressure building to push the air out of the lines so your brakes run smoothly and safely. You should note that your car’s brakes are its most important safety system. If you do not know how to bleed your brakes, you should find a qualified mechanic who is experienced with this procedure and use this guide as a reference only. Doing this yourself, without guidance, may lead to serious problems down the road.