Brakes And Your Vehicle Safety
Your vehicle’s brakes have some very loud ways of telling you when they need to be replaced. Your brakes are one of the most important safety features on your car, preventing accidents daily and helping you control your vehicle while you maneuver. Over time, they begin to wear down in various ways and need to be serviced to maintain their ability to stop your vehicle. At Motorcars International in Smyrna, GA, the safety of our customers is important to us. Our factory-trained technicians can easily identify brake deterioration before it becomes an issue. We put together a list of the eight most common signs of poor brake health so you could have a better chance of catching the repair yourself. If you experience even one of these signs, give us a call for a routine brake check c at (770) 432-2336.
Brake Check Light: This one should be pretty obvious, but we had to put it on the list! Even if you don’t feel any trouble with your vehicle’s handling, your car may be detecting something you can’t feel.
Squeaking: If your brakes begin making noise while in use, this is a sign that the brake surface has worn down and lost some of its grit. Your brakes cannot create enough friction to slow your vehicle, and the squeaking is a result of that.
Soft Brakes: When you depress your brake if you find it’s going too far down to the floor, if it feels spongy and soft, you may have an issue with humidity in your braking system. Our technicians will be able to flush the system and root out the problem.
Vibrations: This is one of the most noticeable signs because even your passengers will feel this. When you depress the brake, if they spin and spin without connecting, it will create a skidding sensation that will spread to the entire vehicle.
Leaking Fluid: One of the more alarming signs is leaking brake fluid. Depending on how quickly you are losing fluid, you are also losing brake pressure. If your fluid levels become low enough, you won’t have the ability to stop at all.
We don’t want to sound overcautious, but as auto technicians, we take safety very seriously, and few things keep you safer than a good set of brakes. Problems will arise, but early detection and good service are the best way to make sure your vehicle has a long life on the road. Don’t wait until your brakes are squealing and you can barely stop at a light before you come in and have your brakes checked. When you swing by our shop in Smyrna, Ga, you’ll speak with Walter or Tony, and they’ll keep you informed of their findings and your repair from start to finish! 1711 Spring Rd. SE, Smyrna, GA 30080RepairPal