Brakes are essential parts of your car. They should always be in optimal working condition so that you are safe when on the road. Your brakes wear out with time or are damaged by poor driving habits. They need servicing as soon as you notice the following signs.
If you hear a high-pitched screeching sound when you apply brakes, it means that you are getting low on the brake pads and you need to replace them soon. There is a metal built into the braking system that warns you of thin pads.
At times, after replacing the brake pads, there is loud screeching (usually not high-pitched). In that case, it means that the rotors have become glazed, a condition caused by excessive heating and burning from poor braking behavior. They need to be checked.
Slow Response to Braking
If you ever tried to stop but find that brakes take too long to respond or are not responsive as they should, it could be an indication of leakage in the braking system. The leakage may be either brake fluid or an air that escapes in or out of the system.
Vibration at the Brake Pedal
If the rotors bend or become warped, you will feel pulsations or vibrations through the brake pedal. The car will shake too if you brake at high speeds. One of the causes of warping is irresponsible driving, rotors that are too thin or old.
Extremely Sensitive Brakes
Brakes should not jerk your vehicle to stop at the lightest pressure. You should stop slowly or reduce the vehicle's speed without stopping. Overly sensitive brakes indicate rotors that have worn unevenly or a problem with the brake fluid exchange.
You should not press your brake pedal too hard for the car to come to a stop. If you do, it means that the brakes are low on brake fluid or there are air bubbles in the fluid. The worst case scenario is problems in the hydraulic system.
If you require brake service, we invite you to bring your vehicle to our auto repair shop today!