Knowing the Signs Ahead of Brake Problems

Are your brakes exhibiting signs of serious issues? Give our shop a call and one of our friendly techs will be able to get you squared away! Or, check out our blog to learn more about the warning signs ahead of larger brake issues. To not only save you time, but more importantly money. 

Why it’s important to get your brakes inspected at the first sign of a symptom:

When your car starts creating strange sounds, feelings or even smells, it’s time to start investigating the issue right when it happens so that it doesn’t get worse over time. Waiting will only lead to more expense & further headache. For example, rotors start to warp and become damaged when completely worn brake pads and shoes exceed their lifespan. So essentially you’re shortening the life of healthy parts due to the metal on metal grinding that occurs & that’s not something any of us want to deal with.

Pay attention. Sounds, smells and other signals could be telling you, you have a brake problem:

Screeching, grinding, squealing & rubbing noises are common indicators that your brake pads & shoes require inspection.  We recommend addressing this before worn pads cause damage to other parts or even more expensive repairs – no one wants that.

Vibration in the pedal or steering wheel. If this is a familiar sensation, your brake system is most likely asking for help. Stop in as soon as possible if you are experiencing this unpleasant problem.

Pressing down farther to complete braking functions. This symptom is not as common as it once was, but if you’re pressing down farther than usual on your brake pedal to stop your car, you’re probably experiencing the first stage and sign of brake pad wear. Don’t mess around with your brake pedal, you can only press so far before you’re in a predicament where you have no brakes.

That burning smell near your tires. If you’re detecting stinky odors emitting from your tires, stop what you’re doing and please see us. Strong smells, such as what you’re experiencing, are not normal and could have dangerous consequences if you continue to drive in these conditions.

Brake warning light. If your brake warning light comes on, visit us as quickly as you can and we will perform our signature brake inspection.

Are you experiencing any of these braking symptoms? Give our shop a call and one of our friendly techs will be able to get you squared away!

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