3 Signs of Poor Brakes

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One way you can help to preserve the brakes is to adjust some driving habits you may have. This includes avoiding any last second braking. Also make sure to not drive too fast in hazardous areas and zones. The best thing you can do for the brakes is to keep them well maintained. Bring your vehicle in and we can inspect the brakes for you. Also, if you notice any issues with your vehicle or brakes, make sure to bring it in as soon as possible. This can help to provide you with a safe and reliable ride.


Odd Noises

 

Almost all vehicles are equipped with devices that are attached to the brake pads. The devices will then cause a high-pitched squeaking or squealing sound when the pads come into contact with the rotor. If any contact is made between the brake pads and brake rotors, the noise will be permanent until the brakes are fixed. The device typically only makes contact with the rotor if the brake pads have worn off most of their thickness. This can help to alert you that there may be an issue with the brakes. Make sure to bring the vehicle in if you hear any noises from the brakes. Sometimes small rocks or debris can get inside the brakes to cause the noise. We can inspect the vehicle and brakes to help determine the cause of the noise.

 

Brake Pedal Issues

 

If you feel a rocking motion when applying the brakes, there could be an issue with the brake system. It could sometimes feel like you are pumping the brakes when you are actually applying steady pressure to the brake pedal. Worn brake pads can cause this problem. Sometimes a rocking motion could mean an issue with the calipers or brake rotors. This could lead to the risk of the brakes failing. It could also result in a costly repair bill as well as other parts wearing and becoming damaged.

 

Typically, vibrations are caused by worn brake pads. They are usually generated when the rotors have become damaged or warped. A master cylinder that is failing can also cause vibrations. This is because it is not allowing smooth pressure to be applied to the braking system. Noticing any vibrations when you are braking is an important sign to not overlook. Make sure you bring the vehicle in as soon as you can so we can inspect it. This can help to provide you with a safe and reliable ride when you travel.

 

Fluid Leaks

 

Look near and around the wheels of your vehicle for any fluid leaks it may have. Looking under the vehicle could help to indicate if and where leaking fluid may be. You can also bring the vehicle in and we can check for any leaks or issues it may have.

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