A lot of attention is put on making sure that your vehicle goes forward, but it is also critical that you are able to stop your vehicle when necessary. That makes the brakes one of the most critical maintenance items to consider. Ideally, you should have the brakes checked regularly, but it doesn’t hurt to know the signs that there is something wrong so you can get brake repair or replacement done before they fail completely or require costlier repairs. Here are signs that you need brake repair:
- Pulls When Braking. When you apply the brakes, your vehicle should not pull to one side or the other. If that is the case, it is a good sign that you need brake repair or replacement.
- Noise When Braking. There is a component in the brake system that creates this sound when the brake pads have worn down to a level where they should be replaced. Do not delay in getting brake repair once this happens or you’ll face costly repairs. You might also notice grinding or squeaking sounds.
- Vibration When Braking. If you feel a vibration in the brake pedal when braking, the brake pads have become worn out and need to be replaced.
- More Pressure Needed When Braking. You should not need to press the brake pedal all the way to the floor to stop, or even come close to that. If you do, you need brake repair.
- Warning Light. If your vehicle is equipped with an anti-lock brake system the ABS warning light may illuminate if a problem is detected by the system.
If you notice one or more of these signs, bring your vehicle to us at Two Fingers Automotive to be accurately diagnosed and have the appropriate action taken. With more than 25 years of experience and several ASE certified technicians, we’ll handle your brake repair properly so you can have confidence your vehicle is safe to drive.