Are you brakes talking to you? And are you listening?

Are Your Brakes Trying to Tell You Something?

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, says the non - profit Car Care Council.

“While an annual brake inspection is a good way to ensure brake safety, motorists should NOT ignore signs that their brakes need attention,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. The Car Care Council reminds motorists to look for the following warning signs that their 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.

Our brake inspection involves checking the brake pedal, brake fluid, brake lines and hoses, hardware, taking measurements of the front and rear brake pads or shoes, as well as the rotors and drums. Depending on what we find, we will make recommendations and provide a clear estimate for you to approve before we do any repairs.

For any and  all or our services and repairs, our customers have additional peace of mind with our Nationwide 3 Year/36,000 Mile Warranty.

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