Keeping your vehicle in the best condition possible is important. If the brake warning light is illuminated all the time, it may mean the emergency parking brake is still engaged. The brake warning light remains on when the brake is applied as a reminder to the driver. Once the parking brake is released, the light should go off. If the light continues to stay on, there may be an issue somewhere. If it is not a parking brake issue, it may mean the hydraulic pressure has been lost in one side of the brake system. The light could also mean that the fluid level in the master cylinder is low because of a leak somewhere.
The brake system is divided into two hydraulic circuits. One circuit that will work the right front and left rear brakes, while the other will work the left front and right rear brakes. This is done for safety purposes of your vehicle so if one circuit loses all the brake fluid and fails, the vehicle can still have one remaining circuit to apply the brakes. Either way, it is always best to bring your vehicle in for an appointment to have the warning light and brake system inspected.
On vehicles with antilock brakes, a second warning light is provided to warn you if a problem occurs with the ABS system. If the brake light and ABS light both come on, there could be a serious issue with your vehicle. Make sure to bring your vehicle in immediately so we can inspect the brake system. The brakes are the most important part of your vehicle as they help to provide slowing and stopping power as you travel. You want to make sure the brakes are in the best condition possible so that you can have a safe and reliable ride as you travel. Good brakes for the vehicle are beneficial for you, your passengers, and those around you on the road. If you notice an issue with the brakes, make sure to bring the vehicle in so we can inspect it for you.