Safety should be every driver's number one priority, and one of the main safety features of a car is the ability to be able to stop quickly, within seconds. In order for you and your passengers to be as safe as possible in your vehicle, you must make sure your brakes are in top working condition. Below, we have listed 5 top signs that your vehicle may need its brakes exchanged for new ones or at least to be inspected and possibly repaired.
1. Squealing or grinding noises: this indicates that your brakes are worn down, causing the metal to grind against metal. This indicates your brake pads should be replaced in the very near future.
2. Pulling: uneven wear on the brake pads could cause your vehicle to either swerve or pull to one side as you apply the brakes while driving. This could be highly dangerous, and you want to get it taken care of as soon as possible.
3. Soft brake pedal: if your brake pedal feels out of the ordinary, this may not necessarily mean that your brake pads are worn down, it could very well be a different problem. This is still a serious problem nonetheless, one that you want to be fixed right away!
4. Odd vibrations: if your car or any major parts of it vibrate while you are applying the brakes, this could indicate warped brake rotors, which can greatly reduce your vehicle's stopping power. Slow stopping power could result in unintended accidents due to the inability to bring your vehicle to a halt fast enough.
5. Dashboard indicator light: if your vehicle's ABS light comes on, this is also an indicator of a problem in the braking system.
Any sort of problem or feeling of uncertainty in the braking system of your vehicle should be taken very seriously and taken to be checked out at the very onset of the problem. This will help keep you, your loved ones, and other passengers in different vehicles on the road safe and happy.
If you need brake service, we invite you to bring your vehicle to our auto repair shop today!