Your vehicle’s brakes are one component of your car that should always be in top working condition in order to ensure your safety and the safety of your passengers. If you aren’t sure whether you need to bring your car into us at Highway Tire Auto & Lube for brake repair, there are a few key signs to watch out for.
- Pulling. When you try to stop your car and it starts to pull to one side, your vehicle may need brake repair. Pulling is usually a sign that the brake linings have started to wear unevenly.
- Vibrating. If your brakes vibrate when you come to a stop, you may have warped rotors. However, in some situations, vibrating brakes can also indicate that the vehicle’s tires are out of alignment.
- Grinding. If your car makes a loud grinding sound when you brake, you may have completely worn down your brake pads. If this is the case, don’t be surprised if we tell you that your rotors need to be “turned” or replaced.
- Reduced Responsiveness. If your brake pedal sinks to the floor when you push it down or your brakes just aren’t as responsive as they should be, there may be a leak in your car’s braking system. To determine if your car needs brake repair to get this problem taken care of, look and see if a puddle of brake fluid forms on the ground after your car has been parked for a while.