Check the Brakes Regularly

 

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The brake system of your vehicle is one of the most important parts of the vehicle. By going in for regular maintenance and inspections, you can help decrease the chance of an accident happening when you least expect it. If you are not sure how often maintenance inspections should be done, make sure to contact us. We can help set up a schedule based on your vehicle, and how often you drive. The more miles you drive, the more often inspections would be needed. This is because we will need to check the fluids and tires as well to make sure they are in the best condition that they can be in.

Odd Noises

You may notice an issue with the brakes by any odd noises or sounds they might make. This can indicate that some of the parts are wearing against one another. As the brake pads wear with age and usage, they will start to cause friction with the brake rotors. This will result in a noise that is a screech or squealing sound. When you hear this, especially when applying the brakes, make sure to contact us. We can then schedule an appointment to inspect your vehicle. You will not want to ignore the noise, because it will only get worse with time.

Check the Brakes

Also remember to be aware with how the brakes engage when you apply the brake pedal. Sometimes you may feel the vehicle pull or sway in one direction or the other. If you slam on the brakes, the vehicle may pull quickly in a certain direction. This can become a problem, especially if someone is beside you when you step on the brakes. You will also want to be aware if the brake pedal is too soft or too hard when you press on it. This can lead to the brakes being less reliable and safe when you drive your vehicle.