Signs You Need Brake Repair

The Top Three Signs You Need Brake Repair

Take a typical day, you’re driving down the road. Coming to a stop sign, you apply your brakes and notice something is not right. Your brakes are vibrating as you come to a stop. At the same time, you notice the brake light is on. These are signs you need brake repair. At The Shop in Seminole, FL, we know the value you place on your brakes. When brakes go bad, they take a toll on both you and your vehicle. You begin to wonder if your vehicle will be able to stop consistently. Thankfully, our team of ASE-certified technicians know just what to look for in terms of brake wear. Below, we’ll share with you the three biggest signs you need brake repair.

1.Brakes Are Grinding Or Squealing

If you’re coming to a stop, and hear a loud squealing or grinding noise, it usually means your brake pads have worn out. Once the composite pad material has worn away, all that remains is metal. Since most brake discs are made from steel, the resulting friction makes the sound. When this occurs, it’s a good time to have your brakes checked for possible pad replacement.

2. Brake Fluid Is Leaking

When driving along, you feel your brake pad going soft. This can be a sign that brake fluid is leaking. If there is not enough fluid in the brake system, then the fluid pressure generated by the brake master won’t be enough to engage the brakes. You can check for leaks by looking around your vehicle’s wheels. If you see a yellow-ish fluid in or around your wheels, we recommend bringing your vehicle to a shop as soon as possible.

3. Vibration Or Wobbling under braking

Under braking, if you experience massive vibrations or wobbling coming through your steering wheel, this could be the result of a warped brake rotor. The warped rotor can be the result of extended hard braking, brake rotor wear, or a brake caliper not releasing the pads from the rotor. Once a rotor becomes, it will not even itself out over time. The rotor(s) will need to be replaced. If you feel these vibrations through your steering, do not hesitate to bring your vehicle to a shop.

Brakes from now to an eternity will always be a vital cog in any vehicle. Keeping them maintained will give you solace knowing you can stop your vehicle in an emergency. If you have any questions about brake problems or brake repair, feel free to give us a call at (727) 655-9122. We’re located at 10714 Walsingham Rd in downtown Seminole, FL. Our shop has the best brake specialists around, and we look forward to serving in the near future!

By on March 24th, 2021 in Brake Repair