At Fausak Tires & Service, we offer a FREE Visual Brake Inspection as part of our “More Value Courtesy Inspection”. This will include a measurement of the brake pads or shoes, and a brake fluid test strip. Once the inspection is complete, we will report to you our findings and recommendations.
If your brakes need service or repairs, rest assured that an ASE Certified Brake Technicians is capable and equipped to perform any repair on new part installation.
How do I know when my car needs brake repair?
Like most moving mechanical parts, brake parts will wear under frequent use and require replacement. Whenever the driver that is most familiar with the normal operation and feel of the vehicles brakes hears or feels something out of the ordinary, there is definitely cause for concern.
Here are some of the most common brake problem indicators:
A high-pitched squealing sound is a sure sign that your brakes need to be inspected. Many brake pad manufacturers include wear indicators that will make this noise when the pads are becoming thin. Another cause could be a build-up of brake dust, or the pads becoming glazed from high heat. In any case, it is a warning sign to have your brakes inspected.
Another sound and that can cause a driver to cringe when braking is a grinding noise. This is an indication that something is scrubbing against the brake rotors. The brake pads may be worn out or have become rough and made uneven contact with the rotor. If you hear a grinding noise you should have your brakes inspected immediately.
Brake Pedal Vibration or Pulsation
When you feel a brake pulsation or vibration it usually means your brake rotor is worn unevenly or warped. The rotor will need to be replaced or resurfaced to create an even contact surface for the brake pads.
Loss of Pedal Pressure
The normal feel of a brake pedal is this: The harder you press, the firmer the response. If the brake pedal ever feels mushy or goes down to the floor, then you could be losing brake fluid or have air in the brake line, or other system related issues. All are fair warning that you need to have your brakes inspected by a professional to prevent further problems or brake system failure.
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