Brake Repair Warning Signs
Top Reasons To Complete Brake Repair Early
Your brakes are one of the most important safety features on your vehicle. Not only do they help you slow down and stop, but brakes, combined with good tires, allow you to maintain control of your vehicle during emergency situations on the road. Ensuring that your brake repair is done at the first sign of wear or problems is going to be essential in keeping the costs of the repair low and keeping you safe on the road.
Squealing, Rubbing and Grinding
Any sounds when you are braking, including squealing, grinding or rubbing noises are a sign that you need to get in for brake repair. Squealing can occur, along with other sounds, because of the brake pads being worn, loose calipers or because specific parts, such as anti-rattle clips, are broken or damaged. It can also occur when there is no surface left on the rotor at all.
There are also specific pieces of metal, known as clips, which are intentionally in the brake pad to make that squealing noise when the pads reach a certain level of wear and need to be replaced. This is an auditory warning that continuing to drive is causing more risk of costly break repairs and damage.
By getting this repaired early damage to the rotor can be minimized. It is very low cost to replace pads and machine rotors, but much more costly when rotors and even calipers and other parts need to be replaced. The repair time also increases as repairs become more complex and include more brake components.
Any signs of leaks from the brakes around the seals or on the brake lines need to be repaired immediately. Not only is it extremely dangerous as the brakes can fail, but it also means that your vehicle cannot be driven into the shop, you will need to have it towed. Leaks from the brake lines can also results in much higher brake repairs if other components, including seals, have to be replaced because of the issue.
Brake repair for your vehicle should be a priority. Have your brakes checked according to you maintenance schedule or if you notice any difficulty in stopping, it is well worth the few minutes of time to ensure you and your family’s safety in the vehicle. Let us complete your routine brake repairs and maintenance work.