What is Your Braking System Telling You?

Your braking system is one of the most important parts of your vehicle when it comes to your safety, which is why it’s important to have it thoroughly inspected at least once a year by a trusted mechanic in Corpus Christi who is ASE-Certified.

The inspection should include:

• Brake and dash warning lights
• Condition of hoses and brake lines
• Brake fluid level
• Brake lining wear
• Rotor thickness

Warning signs that something is wrong with your brakes include:

Vibrations. If your brake pedal is vibrating when you step on it, this could mean your rotors are warped.

Squealing. Squealing can be heard when your windows are down and the radio and AC unit is turned off. It is a warning sign that the brake pads might need to be replaced. If you only hear this sound when your car has just been washed or sitting in the rain, this is normal.

Grinding Noise. A grinding sound could indicate that your brake pads are worn beyond replacement.

Illuminated ABS light. Many vehicles now have an ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) light that will illuminate when excessive build-up of metal particles from the brake system is detected.

Low or hard pedal feel. If your brake pedal easily reaches to the ground, this could be a sign that you have little brake fluid or there is an air leak in the system.

Brake grabbing. If your vehicle tends to pull towards one side when you brake, this could mean brake linings are wearing unevenly or there is something in the brake fluid which could require a brake fluid flush.

If you experience any of these warning signs and think you may need brake repair in Corpus Christi stop by our shop today. You want to be confident about your brakes with each stop you make!

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