We use our brakes constantly when we use our vehicle, whether it is for red lights, stop signs, crossing pedestrians or for changing lanes. The fluid that passes through your brake lines makes your brakes reliable. This fluid can get hot and cause damage to the line. If your brakes are causing you issues and you need it to be diagnosed by a specialist, visit us and try our brake repair services.
If you have these issues, you should with our brake repair specialist.
Strange Sounds when you brake
If you brake and you hear a squael it could be that your brake pads need replacing. If you hear grinding sounds, then your situation is more urgent. It could mean that you’ve worn out the brake pads. When this happens, the metal of the calipers is grinding against your rotors. This can create irrepariable damage if not taken care of, and it is very dangerous. If this isn’t fixed soon, the cost of repair can be very high.
Your brakes aren’t as good as before
Your car brakes works similar to a bicycle. As in, when you hit the brake pedal, a hydraluic system is utilized; it uses calipers or clamps to squeeze the rotor. This pressure is meant to create friction that will stop the rotor and eventually the car. As you use your brakes, these pads eventually become slowly warn out. It will take more time to brake, and you will hear varied sounds. The key is to ensure that you get regulat maintenance based on mileage; be proactive and not preventative.
Vibrations when Braking
A brake system is fairly complex. It can have vibrating sounds or pulses that you will hear and feel. If you are experiencing this, it can mean that you have warped rotors. This means that your rotors have been damaged and needs to be replaced. The sooner this is fixed the better. Come by and get a free inspection to see what the issues are.
Did you know?
Old brake fluid absorbs moisture and can cause premature failure. It can reduce the vehicle’s ability to break and make you susceptible to an accident.
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- Get the entire brake fluid system cleansed and reduce moisture
- Ensure brakes are at optimal level
- Protect the brake fluid system from moisture and other debris
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Maintaining the brakes on your vehicle to ensure they are in peak working condition is critical in ensuring the safety of you and your passengers. When driving, you use your brakes constantly for slowing down to change lanes or yield to other traffic. Effective brakes are also necessary for making complete stops for red lights, stop signs, crosswalks, and school buses.
How Do Brakes Work?
The majority of vehicles come with different brake systems for the front and back wheels. There are two types of brakes: drum brakes, and disc brakes
The back wheels tend to use drum brakes. The drum brake system is based on friction, and uses brake pads that press against the drum causing the wheels to stop turning.
Disc brakes are usually found on the front wheels. Disc brakes also rely on friction, but use a wheel break that decelerates the spinning of the wheels.
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
ABS prevents your brakes from locking up when they are aggressively pressed. So, if you are moving at afairly high speed and see a deer on the road, the natural reaction is to slam on the brakes. ABS will prevent your brakes from locking in this situation by employing a pumping motion.
Warning Signs that Your Brakes Need Servicing
There are several clues you can look for to determine if your brakes are starting to go.
- Unusual sounds
- Slower reaction time
- Shaking or vibrating
- Fluid or warning light
- Alignment seems off
If your brakes are starting to make squealing or screeching sounds, it could mean that your brake pads are worn and should be changed. If you hear a grinding sound when applying pressure to your brakes, the problem may be more serious. It likely means the brake pads are completely depleted, causing metal to grind against metal. This type of issue should be attended to immediately to avoid irreversible damage and a hefty service bill.
Slower Reaction Time
If you are noticing it is taking longer than usual for your vehicle to come to a complete stop when applying the usual pressure on the brakes, it is time to have them looked at. The same is true if you are finding you need to apply more pressure, pushing the brakes all the way to the floor.
Shaking or Vibrating
If you are experiencing a shaking or vibrating sensation when applying your brakes, it probably means your rotors are warped. Rotors are the part of the brake system that the brake pads grip, to bring the wheels to a stop.
Fluid or Warning Light
If the brake warning light on your vehicle is illuminated, you should take your vehicle to an automotive professional like Valvoline Express Care as soon as possible for inspection.
Brake fluid is the agent that powers the entire brake system. Without brake fluid, your brakes will not operate. If your brake fluid levels are low, your brakes will not operate at an optimal level which is potentially dangerous for you and your passengers.
If you find you are having to constantly top up the brake fluid in your vehicle, that is a strong indication that there is a leak in the hydraulic system which you should have looked at immediately.
Alignment is off
If your vehicle’s overall alignment seems off, especially when you brake, you should visit a brake specialist as soon as possible.
If you have any of these issues, then please contact us.