One of the most important parts of your car to keep your vehicle running smoothly and safely are your brakes. It is crucial that you have reliable brakes for your safety, your passengers’ safety, and that of others on the road. Worn out brake pads and rotors can be very dangerous. They can prevent you from braking effectively in an emergency situation while worn out pads and rotors can cause further damage to your car if they are not replaced. This article lists 3 signs that let you know your brakes might need repair.
Poor Braking Performance
It can be tricky to notice poor performing brakes right away, but it’s very likely your brakes aren’t working like new. It’s possible that your brake pedal is responsive, but it’s taking you longer to come to a complete stop. This is simply because your pads are worn out and need replacement.
This is one of the most obvious signs that your brakes need replacement. If you are hearing a high pitched or grinding noise it is likely that your brake pads are worn out. This is a sign to replace brake pads immediately as they can come in contact with your rotor once worn out creating further problems.
There is Vibration when Brakes are Applied
Vibration is a sign of warped brake rotors. Your rotors work beside your brake pads to help the vehicle stop. When worn out they can warp and deform leading to uneven contact with the brake pads. This causes a vibration. We can inspect these and determine if they need resurfacing or replacement.
Recognize any of these signs?
If your car is showing any of these signs, we recommend having it inspected by one of our professional technicians. We will offer the best service recommendation so you can stay safe on the road.