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Mon-Thu: 7am -6pm
Friday: 7am – 5pm

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Inspecting the Brakes

by | Jun 17, 2016 | Auto Repair, Brake Repair, Car Care Tips, General Car Maintenance

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You will want your vehicle to be safe and reliable when you drive this summer. No matter if it is a trip across town or on a vacation, you will want to avoid any potential breakdowns. Make sure to bring it in on a regular basis so we can inspect the parts and components for you.

 

One area that you will need to inspect is the brake system. Brakes are a normal wear item for any car and eventually they are going to need to be replaced. For routine maintenance, check your vehicle’s braking system at least once a year. A thorough inspection should include brake lining wear, brake fluid level, rotor thickness, condition of hoses and brake lines, brake and dash warning lights, as well as taking the car for a test drive to detect other potential brake system problems.

 

You might notice some signs of an issue when you drive. If your car is pulling to the left or right, or if you hear odd noises when you apply the brakes, you should inspect your brakes. Other warning signs include an illuminated brake warning light, brake grabbing, low pedal feel, vibration, hard pedal feel and squealing.

 

There are some factors that affect the brake wear. This includes driving habits, operating conditions, vehicle type, and the quality of the brake lining material. If you start to notice odd noises or issues with your vehicle, it is important to bring it in as soon as possible so we can inspect it for you.