Top Signs Your Car Needs Brake Repair
Modern automobiles are designed to keep drivers and passengers safe in the event of a wreck. Thanks to airbags, seatbelts and other safety advancements more and more people survive horrendous accidents each year. Unfortunately a lot of those accidents, including many that result in fatalities, could have been avoided if the vehicle at fault had brakes that were in healthy condition. To ensure your're always able to safely stop your car you need to constantly be on the lookout for the following signs of brake trouble.
In most circumstances the first sign of brake trouble that you will encounter is a grinding noise that occurs when you hit the brake pedal. This indicates that your brake pads have worn low and metal is grinding on metal. Replacing the brake pads should be your next priority.
Soft Brake Pedal
If it seems as if your car's brake pedal is resting closer to the floor or it seems to have less resistance when pushed than normal it is probable the brake pads are heavily worn. However, this issue could be a sign of something more serious, such as air in the brake lines or a dangerous brake fluid leak.
Brake Pedal Vibration
A brake pedal vibration is often an indication of warped brake rotors. The rotors are the metal disc that the brake pads squeeze to generate the friction that slows your vehicle. If they become warped, which can occur under routine driving conditions after many miles, it will cause your vehicle to require longer distance to come to a complete stop.
Pulling When Braking
When you hit the brakes your car should continue in a straight line. Any pulling to the left or the right often indicates that there is uneven brake pad wear. Other issues that can cause this problem include contaminated brake fluid or even a malfunctioning wheel cylinder.
The ABS (anti-lock braking system) dashboard warning light is the check engine light of the brake system. If this light comes on it means a sensor in the brake system has identified an issue and needs to be addressed. Head to a shop that uses advanced computer diagnostics so the issue can be properly repaired to keep your car safe to drive.
Never put off brake repair! Doing so puts your car at risk of collision damage and you, your passengers and other people on the road at risk of serious injury or death. When it is time for brake repair in Scottsdale visit Desertmotive. Our crew of highly trained technicians will ensure your car is 100 percent safe to drive. Give us a call at (480) 443-2600 to schedule expert auto repair in Scottsdale today.
Written and Published By MORBiZ