Know when your Brakes need to be Serviced
As with pretty much any part on your vehicle, your brakes will need to be repaired or replaced from time to time and your vehicle has a few warning signs that if you know what you’re looking for, could prevent your brakes from failing entirely.
It’s as simple as this: use your sense of hearing, touch and sight. Potential problems can often be found using these senses and the following are a number of questions to keep in mind when considering the state of your vehicle’s brake system.
- Does the brake warning light on your dash come on when you’re driving?
- Is your brake fluid level low or does it look really dirty?
- When you brake, is there a squealing or grinding sound?
- When you take your foot off the brake, do you feel sponginess in the pedal?
- When you brake does your vehicle pull to one side?
These are the most typical signs that suggest there is a problem with your brakes that needs to be addressed. It’s easy to ignore the small things but anything out of the ordinary (sounds, sights) should be taken into consideration and looked at.
If there is a problem, often times it can get degrade quickly if left unattended so as long as you look for the signs and get your brakes serviced when you do notice something you shouldn’t have any problems.