Brake System Warning Signs
If you’re not sure whether or not your brakes need service, be aware of several warning signs. These red flags may indicate that a part is worn out, broken, or needs attention by a skilled mechanic. If your brake dashboard light is glowing, there could be a problem with your ABS or anti-lock brake system. Screeching or loud squealing noises are a telltale sign that your brakes need an inspection ASAP. If you push down on your brake pedal and it feels “spongy,” you also need to bring your vehicle to us for a brake inspection.
Other red flags involving your brakes include if it feels like you have to press down too hard or too far to come to a complete stop. This could be an issue with your brake pads or rotors. Any smoke that comes from your vehicle while braking means that you need to have your brakes checked as soon as possible. Any or all of these warning signs can be a serious threat to your safety if they go ignored. Make sure you bring your car to the experienced, skilled staff at Kurth’s Auto Repair so we can determine the cause of the problem and get you back on the road safely.
Most vehicles use the same basic principles and parts when it comes to the braking system. The most common parts that may need to be repaired or replaced include the drums, rotors, calipers, and brake pads. In many cases, a braking problem simply means that some of these parts have worn down. A quick replacement of brake pads may solve your noisy brake problem and you can be on your way to safely driving once again. The braking system is designed to do one thing, and that’s to make sure that your vehicle comes to a safe, complete stop whenever you press on the brake pedal. If it’s not working correctly, you could be putting yourself and others at risk.
If you have disc brakes, your vehicle uses a hydraulic caliper that’s fitted with brake pads. This caliper and the pads grab a spinning rotor to help your wheels stop moving. If you have drum brakes, a hydraulic wheel cylinder is used to push brake shoes against a spinning drum. Both braking systems use a series of specially designed parts that work in synergy to help your vehicle stop when it needs to. Make sure your brakes are in excellent condition by scheduling an inspection with our experts today. We’ll make sure that every single component is operating the way it should so you can stay safe on the road.
Whether it’s regular maintenance or serious repairs, contact the pros at Kurth’s Auto Repair in New Hope, MN and give us a call at 763-536-9999 to schedule an appointment today!