Do I Need New Brakes?
Your vehicle’s brakes will not last forever. Brakes are subject to a lot of everyday wear and tear. So, even the highest quality brakes and brake components will eventually fall in to disrepair. Changing your brake pads is a fairly simple and low-cost repair. However, ignoring your brake pads when they have worn past the point of being effective can result in far more costly repairs.
Catching brake issues in their early stages can save you a lot of time and money in repairs. The following symptoms can be indicative of brake issues:
- Reduced responsiveness to brake pedal depression.
- Significant vibrations when applying the brake.
- Screeching sound when applying the brake.
- Vehicle pulls to one side when applying the brake.
If you experience ANY of these symptoms, get your vehicle inspected immediately. Keeping your brakes in tiptop condition is the only thing keeping your vehicle equipped with the ability to STOP. It’s an issue of safety for yourself, your passengers, and the other drivers you share the road with. Making a routine brake inspection part of your regular maintenance plan will allow you to catch any issues before they effect your brake’s functionality. Give us a call today and set up a comprehensive inspection to see what state your brakes are in. 503-253-1747.
Written on Thursday, May 24, 2018 by