Anyone who has ever had the unfortunate experience of sliding through a stop sign due to brakes that fail can tell you that the brakes are one of the most important safety components of your car. After all, they will keep it running smoothly down the road while ensuring that you are safe and sound. Not only that, but having good brakes is essential to ensuring the safety of others on the road. Now, sliding through traffic signs and traffic lights can be understood when the weather is inclement, but when you find yourself sliding around when weather conditions are ideal, it may be time to have a quality brake job done.
How can you tell that the time has arrived for a quality brake job? We’ve already mentioned the ultimate sign—that is your car sliding through stop signs, traffic signals, failing to yield at crosswalks, etc. However, if you’ve made it to that point, you’ve probably ignored some of the precursors to the epic failure of your brakes. For example, one of the first signs that your brakes are wearing thin is a grinding noise when you apply your foot to the brakes. Some car manufacturers have designed this noise as an indicator that you need to check your brakes. Other signals include: increased stopping distance and brakes that are spongy when you step on them. It’s always best to get your brakes taken care of at the first sign of trouble—before they cause an emergency situation. If you notice any of the early warning signs of brakes that are worn out, bring your car in to us for a brake job.
At Highway Tire Auto & Lube, we have the knowledge, experience, tools, and parts needed to perform a high quality brake job. Let us get you rolling safely down the road and stopping at, rather than sliding through, those stop signs.