When it comes to your vehicle’s brakes, you can’t be too careful. A regular brake inspection just might prove to be the difference between avoiding an accident and enduring a painful collision. So don’t skip over the brake check the next time you bring your vehicle in for a servicing. Let’s take a look at why a regular vehicle brake inspection is so important.

Signs That a Brake Inspection is Necessary

If you notice that your vehicle’s brakes are making noises when you press them or if the brake pedal feels hard, spongy or low, your vehicle needs to have is brakes inspected. Other signs of looming brake trouble include a regular squealing sound and brake grinding.

Woman repairing the brakes of a car on hydraulic lift

What is Inspected During a Brake Check

The two types of brakes are drum and disc. There is a rotor connected to the axle on disc brakes. Calipers are positioned around the rotor. Both drum and disc brakes have pads, also known as “shoes”, that apply pressure against the brakes to slow the automobile.

The brake pad material is eventually worn out as the brake pedal is pressed over time. It becomes thin and must be replaced in a timely manner. Otherwise, there will be no barrier to prevent metal on meal contact that damages the vehicle. Worn away brake pads will inevitably result in calipers grinding into the rotor, requiring a total replacement or resurfacing. Wait this long to replace your brake pads and your vehicle might not be able to reach a full stop in a timely manner. The rotors could even crack or warp and require a replacement. When it comes to selecting brake pads, be sure to opt for a grade that is equal to or higher than that recommended by the manufacturer.

The Peace of Mind Every Driver Deserves

Have your vehicle’s brakes inspected today and the technician will also perform a brake fluid check. Ample brake fluid is necessary to create enough pressure to allow for the proper braking distance and speed. A fluids check will also help mitigate the problems caused by excessive water buildup in brake fluid. It is imperative that your vehicle’s brake fluid stays at two-thirds full or higher at all times. An industry-leading brake fluid will be used to minimize the wearing of your vehicle’s brake parts across posterity. The bottom line is that a comprehensive brake inspection just might prevent costly brake damage, leaks and corrosion. This is the type of peace of mind every driver craves and deserves.

Schedule a Brake Inspection Today

Your vehicle’s brake inspection will give you valuable knowledge about the health of your vehicle. Take a look at the inspection report, talk it over with us at All Around Auto Repair and replace the necessary parts as soon as possible. Keep in mind that certain brake parts like the rotors and pads should always be changed at the same time in order to ensure even wear and tear. Contact us for superior advice.