When it comes being safe on the road your brakes play a vital role in your car’s functions because they stop your vehicle. Although brakes may only have one purpose there are many components that work together to deliver the braking system. Depending on your vehicle the braking system can include master cylinder, brake booster, pistons, pads, brake shoe, and more. With the many different parts that make up the braking system, there is a number of things that can go wrong. This is why it is important to have your brakes checked every 6 months. Below are 4 signs that you are in need of brake service.
Strange Sounds: When in need of brake service there can be two sounds that you might hear coming from your brakes. One sound that you may hear is a high-pitched squeal. This typically indicates that your brake pads need replacing. The other sound that you may hear is a harsh grinding noise which indicates that you gone completely through your brake pads and now when you brake it is just metal on metal.
Pulling: It is typical that when your vehicle is pulling to one side that it has something to do with your wheel alignment. However, this could be an indication that there is something wrong with your braking system as well. Such as a collapsed brake hose or uneven brake pads.
Vibrations: When braking if you noticed that your steering wheel or brake pedal is vibrating this typically indicates that your front brakes are due for servicing. It is also typical that if the driver’s seat vibrates when braking that your rear brakes are due for servicing.
Touch or Mushy Brake Pedal: When your brake pedal is mushy and goes all the way to the floor before engaging the brakes you potentially have worn brake pads or a hydraulic system problem. If your brakes are very touchy meaning the brakes engage even with the slightest touch of the brake pedal this is a sign that your brake fluid is dirty or contaminated.
Keeping your brakes in working order is vital in keeping you safe when on the road. If you are experiencing any of the above 4 signs that your brakes need service call us at (210)490-6552 right away. We will identify the exact problem with your braking system and get you back on the road in no time.