Failing to take care of braking system can lead to expensive repairs or brakes that don’t work when you need them. It is much cheaper and safer to have your brakes inspected regularly and perform necessary maintenance before problems arise.
Signs That You May Have Problems With Your Brakes
All Around Auto Repair can inspect your brakes, but we encourage you to pay attention to warning signs as well. Here are some of the signs that you may need to bring your car to our auto repair shop to have your brakes looked at:
High pitched squeal or grinding sounds like fingernails on chalkboard. This means the shim has worn down to less than ¼ inch. That metal piece is touching the rotor of your vehicle.
Your vehicle is taking longer to stop. This is a sign that there may be something wrong with your stoppers so you should take your car to an auto repair station.
Your vehicle is starting to vibrate. This is often a sign that you have warped rotors. Vibrations can also indicate that your vehicle is out of alignment so you will need your mechanic to take a look. The vibration can feel like you are stopping your vehicle suddenly with anti-lock brakes.
Your brakes are not as responsive as they used to be or the pedal starts to sink toward the floor. This is often a sign that you have a leak in the braking system or brake hose. You should get your car into your mechanic immediately if you see a pool of brake fluid on the ground.
Your vehicle pulls to one side while braking. This could either mean that the brake linings are wearing unevenly or that there is foreign matter in the brake fluid.
Inspect Your Brakes at Our Auto Repair Center
Bring your car in for regular maintenance to avoid costly brake problems down the road. We can inspect your fluid levels, pads and rotors to identify any problems that may be developing. We typically advise customers to replace brake pads every 30,000 miles. However, you may need to buy new pads more frequently depending on driving conditions where you live. Rotors usually last much longer, but we can let you know when they need to be replaced.
For more information or questions on your brakes, please call All Around Auto Repair at (707) 837-0646. We are here to keep you safe on the road. Please don’t hesitate to call us if you need a brake repair.