If your brakes are trying to tell you something, you should pay attention. A properly operating brake system helps ensure safe vehicle control and operation and it should be checked immediately if you suspect any problems.
While an annual brake inspection is a good way to ensure brake safety, don't ignore signs that your car's brakes need attention.
Look for the following warning signs that your brakes need to be inspected:
- Noise: screeching, grinding or clicking noises when applying the brakes.
- Pulling: vehicle pulls to one side while braking.
- Low Pedal: brake pedal nearly touches the floor before engaging.
- Hard Pedal: must apply extreme pressure to the pedal before brakes engage.
- Grabbing: brakes grab at the slightest touch to the pedal.
- Vibration: brake pedal vibrates or pulses, even under normal braking conditions.
- Light: brake light is illuminated on your vehicle’s dashboard.
If you’re experiencing any of these issues, schedule an appointment and our ASE-certified technicians will take a thorough look at your brake system and determine what services or repairs are needed.
Source: Car Care Council