The brakes are one of the most important parts on a vehicle. This is because when you apply the brakes, it can help to make the vehicle come to a complete stop when you need it to. Without brakes, the vehicle will not stop and an accident could occur. If you are not sure how often to bring the vehicle in for a brake inspection, make sure to contact us.
Some things you might notice are any noises that the brakes produce. If the brakes make a noise consistently, it is a sign that something more serious could be wrong. If squealing or screeching noises occur, there could be contact of metal on metal parts. This could mean that the brake pads have worn down and need replacing. If you ignore fixing the brake pads, it could start to do damage to the brake rotors. This can end up being a time consuming repair. It could also have a costly repair bill the longer the issue goes on without being fixed.
You might also feel vibrations against the brake pedal when you apply it. This could mean that the brake rotors are starting to warp. After the brake pad wears down, it will have contact on the brake rotors incorrectly. This will result in vibrations from the brake pedal. If you notice that the brake pedal has become spongy, there also could be an issue in the brake line. You will want to make sure that the brake pads and rotors are inspected so you have the best brakes possible when you drive.
There could also be an odor from the brakes when you apply them. This could smell like burning rubber. It could mean that a part is wearing incorrectly and might need to be replaced. If a part is damaged and ignored it can lead to other parts wearing down as well. No matter what issue you start to notice with the brakes, make sure to bring it in as soon as possible so we can inspected for the overall safety when you drive.