Are Your Brakes Trying to Tell You Something?
If your brakes are trying to tell you something, you should pay attention. A properly operating brake system helps ensure safe vehicle control and operation and it should be checked immediately if you suspect any problems.
Have An Annual Brake Inspection
An annual brake inspection is a good way to ensure brake safety. Vehicle owners should not ignore signs that their brakes need attention. Knowing the key warning signs that your brakes may need maintenance will go a long way toward keeping you and others safe on the road.”
Below are warning signs that your vehicle’s brakes need to be inspected:
- Noise: screeching, grinding or clicking noises when applying the brakes.
- Pulling: vehicle pulls to one side while braking.
- Low Pedal: brake pedal nearly touches the floor before engaging.
- Hard Pedal: must apply extreme pressure to the pedal before brakes engage.
- Grabbing: brakes grab at the slightest touch to the pedal.
- Vibration: brake pedal vibrates or pulses, even under normal braking conditions.
- Light: brake light is illuminated on your vehicle’s dashboard.
Brakes Eventually Need to be Replaced
Because brakes are a normal wear and tear item on any vehicle, they will eventually need to be replaced. Factors that can affect brake wear include driving habits, operating conditions, vehicle type and the quality of the brake lining material. Be sure to avoid letting brakes get to the ‘metal-to-metal’ point as that can mean expensive rotor or drum replacement.
Postle’s Tire Barn specializes in brake system diagnosis and repair. We offer free brake inspections as well as written estimates for repair. Postle Tire Barn is a family owned and family operated automotive service business located in Tuscaloosa, AL. We’ve served the automotive needs of West Alabama for more than 35 years. Feel free to contact us at 205-391-0062 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.