How do you know when it’s time to get your brakes checked at our Monroe Service Department?
Your brakes are one of the most important safety components in your vehicle. Brake servicing is one of those routine maintenance chores you just can’t ignore. Fortunately, your car or truck usually gives you some clear signals that your brakes are due and need to be brought into our Service Department for the best brake repair service in Monroe.
Reasons to bring your car into our Monroe Service Department
- If your brake light is on.
That means you’re due for an inspection.
- If you hear a squealing, squeaking, or grinding noise while driving.
Grinding that you also feel in the pedal could mean a number of things. There could just be some gravel, or a rock caught in the caliper unit, you may have gone too long without brake servicing, or maybe a lack of lubrication in vehicles with rear drum brakes.
- If you feel a Wobbling or Vibration while braking.
Shaking in the steering wheel or vibration when you apply the brakes may be the result of an uneven rotor.
- If you see fluids leaking from around the breaks area.
This could mean thatfluid is leaking from the master cylinder or elsewhere in the brake system.
- If your brake pedal feels soft when you push on it.
This means that there could be air or moisture in the braking system.
- If your car is pulling to the side when braking.
This could be caused by a brake hose gone bad or a caliper problem.
- If there’s a burning smell while you’re driving.
A sharp, chemical odor after repeated hard braking on steep roads is a sign of overheated brakes or clutch.
Brake parts wear out over time. Don’t self-diagnose symptoms; this could put you and your passengers at unnecessary risk. Let a professional check it out, and like with a lot of automotive issues, if there is a problem, the longer you put it off, the more you risk larger repairs being needed.
Brake problems are a real thing, so bring your car into our Service Department today if you are experiencing any of the above warning signs or give our service department a call for any other questions at 888-646-6811.