You rely on your brakes to keep you safe on the road. Brake services should be a regular part of your preventative maintenance schedule for your vehicle. You should be able to drive with the confidence of knowing your brakes will stop your vehicle when you need it to. We are experts at brake services and brake repairs at America’s Auto Care & Tire.
A fully functioning brake system is crucial to your safety, the safety of your passengers, and the safety of other drivers on the road.
Your vehicle’s brake system involves highly engineered parts and precise movements that stop your vehicle by converting kinetic energy into thermal energy. When you press down on the brake pedal, the master cylinder pressurizes a system of hydraulic brake lines leading to each of the vehicle’s wheels, where brake pads or shoes press against a disc or drum and create the necessary friction needed to slow the vehicle to a complete stop. Over time, this friction and heat has the potential to wear down the brake shoes, brake pads, calipers, brake rotors, and other braking components. While the components comprising each brake system may vary, the warning signs for impending brake repairs are the same.
Signs You Need Brake Service
Since brakes are one of the most critical safety components of your vehicle, being able to identify symptoms of brake failure will help you avoid costly brake repairs, and breakdowns. Recognizing potential problems before they become serious is the key to cost-efficient auto maintenance. Have your mechanic check your brakes right away if you observe any of the following:
The Importance of Brake Repair
One of the most crucial parts of your car’s maintenance is your braking system. Automotive brakes should be examined at least once a year for the safety of your car. It is the number one safety feature of your vehicle. If you are unable to stop in time, you could end up in an accident harming yourself and others. Follow these ideas to help keep your brakes working properly:
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Bad brakes display warning signs for impending brake maintenance. For example, if your brakes squeal or grind when in use, then your brake pads may be worn and require replacements. If your vehicle pulls to one side when braking, then this may point to worn brakes, a malfunctioning caliper, or low brake fluid in the brake lines. If your brake pedal presses down too easily—also known as “spongy” brakes—then this may be an indication of too much air in the hydraulic brake lines. Sometimes, your vehicle’s electronic diagnostic system will alert you to a potential brake issue by a service indicator light on the dashboard. While these are only some of the most common signs of potential problems with your vehicle’s brake system, noticing these signs of faulty brakes and seeking out a brake service can save you money down the line.
Our technicians are trained in maintaining and servicing front and rear brake systems and all accompanying brake system components like brake pads, brake shoes, parking brakes, rotors, drums, and hydraulic systems. If you experience any of the above signs or symptoms of bad brakes, like unusual brake squealing or grinding noises, then contact us online or call us today to have your brakes inspected immediately at any of our America’s Auto Care & Tire locations.