Here are some standard warning signs that something might be wrong with your brakes. If you’re noticing any of the following symptoms please take your vehicle in for serves. It may not be safe to drive putting you and everyone around you at risk..
If you hear your brakes squeal or make a grinding noise when you use them, it’s a sign that they may need adjustment or replacement. Grinding noises are particularly serious, as they indicate that your brake pads are worn may need to be replaced.
2. Brake Warning Lights
If the brake or Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) warning light on your dashboard lights up, it means you’re running on low brake fluid. Usually low fluid means that there’s a leak somewhere in your brake lines .
If your car pulls to one side when you apply the brakes, it could mean your brakes are maladjusted, there is brake fluid leakage, or your brakes are worn out and need to be replaced.
4. Pedal Problems
If your brake pedal feels “soft” or hard to press down, it usually means that air has gotten into the brake lines. You may also be having an issue with low brake fluid.
5. Bad Vibrations
If your steering wheel, brake pedal or entire car shakes or vibrates when you apply the brakes, your brake rotors may be warped and need replacement.
Visit Peekskill Auto Repair and have one of our trained experts inspect your braking system to insure you vehicle is safe to drive.