No matter what your brake system needs, Classic Auto Repair is here to help make sure the brakes on your vehicle are functioning correctly.
The parts that make up your vehicle’s brake system wear down over time and eventually need to be replaced. The most common brake repair performed is the replacement of brake pads. If the pads wear down too much without being replaced, the metal housing for the pads will make contact with the metal rotors (or drums), which may produce not only a safety issue but a situation where the rotors/drums are required to be replaced as a result of the prolonged contact of metal parts without the pad buffer which can be very costly.
There are several warning signs that your vehicle can give you before your brakes may reach the point of potential failure or extensive repair. Simply using your sense of hearing, sight and touch may alert you to a potential problem.
We can inspect your vehicle’s braking system to ensure that it is functioning properly or to diagnose a problem and offer suggestions and an estimate for repair.
Below are some of the common questions you should ask yourself concerning your vehicle’s brake system:
• Is your brake warning light on when driving?
• Is your brake fluid low, or appear very dirty?
• Do you hear a grinding sound or a squealing sound when you apply the brake pedal?
• Do you feel a pulsation or some sponginess in the brake pedal when it is depressed?
• Does your vehicle steer or pull to one side when braking?
These are the most common signs that can suggest a potential brake system problem that should be addressed immediately. Any other sights, sounds or sensations in the brake system that seem out of the ordinary should also be taken into consideration. Most times, brake system problems will only escalate if disregarded.
Get a free brake inspection today.