The brakes are an important part of the vehicle when you drive. Without them, you will not be able to slow down or stop. If you start to notice an issue with your vehicle, you will want to bring it in so we can inspect it for you. This way we can ensure it is in the best condition possible for you. There are also some signs you can watch out for in case your brakes start to fail.
If you hear your brakes squeal or make a grinding noise when you use them, it’s a sign that they may need adjustment or replacement. Grinding noises are particularly serious, as they indicate that your brake pads are worn may need to be replaced.
If the brake or Anti-Lock Braking System warning light on your dashboard lights up, it means you are low on brake fluid. If there is low fluid, it usually means that there is a leak somewhere in your brake lines. If your car pulls to one side when you apply the brakes, it could mean your brakes are maladjusted, there is brake fluid leakage, or your brakes are worn out and need to be replaced.
If your brake pedal feels spongy or hard to apply, it usually means that air has gotten into the brake lines. You may also be having an issue with low brake fluid. Be sure to check your master cylinder and your brake lines.
If your steering wheel, brake pedal or entire car shakes or vibrates when you apply the brakes, your brake rotors may be warped and need replacement. No matter what issue you notice, it is always best to have it inspected by us.