A lot of car owners tend to overlook their vehicle’s brakes. Given that they are an important safety feature, they should always be in top working condition. You definitely don’t want to delay service if your brakes need attention. If you do, this may lead to accidents and costly repairs down the road.
With regular use, your brakes may wear out and develop some issues. Being aware of such issues is essential so you can have it checked and repaired before an accident happens.
Here are 4 signs that your may need to have your brakes checked.
If the brake pedal, steering wheel or the entire care vibrates upon application of the brakes, this may be a sign that something is wrong with your brakes. This is often caused by brake pads that are warped due to heat or worn out brakes. Have this issue addressed before it becomes worse.
The car is pulling
A car that pulls to one side while driving at a constant speed may mean different things. But if the car is simply pulling to one side of the road when the driver steps on the break, this is an indication that the brake pads need to be replaced. This usually happens when your brake pads are wearing unevenly.
Pay attention to your brake pads. The more you drive, the more wear on your brake pads.
Grinding or growling sound
You don’t have to be an expert to recognize a strange sound. If you notice a grinding or growling sound whenever you step on the brake, this means that the brake pads are completely worn down. The grinding sound is caused by the metal disc and metal calliper rubbing together.
Be sure to take your vehicle to Gene’s Auto Repair as soon as possible to prevent further damage. To solve this issue, we’ll have to replace the rotors and the brake pads.
If your brakes don’t seem to respond like they used to, this is a sure sign that something is wrong with the brakes. It may be due to an uneven rotor, dirty brake fluid or a problem with your brake hydraulic system. Be sure to have your brakes checked if you experience this issue.