If you notice any of the car brake symptoms or warning signs found below (or anything else that seems “not right”), it’s a good idea to have your auto brakes checked. We will provide you with a FREE brake check. If our brake service inspection reveals they do require repair, we will explain exactly what's required and what’s optional. We will then provide you with a written estimate before any brake repair work is done. Call us today and we can get you going.
•DRAG - Sticking brakes, hot wheels or engine which seems to have lost power. Auto brakes may be failing to release; the condition can reverse itself, leaving you with no brakes at all.
•PULL - Vehicle pulls to one side when brakes are applied. May be underinflated tire, Brakes need to be bleeded, uneven wear on pads.
•HARD PEDAL - Requires extreme pressure to make brakes function. Can indicate power brake trouble, restricted brake fluid lines, frozen calipers or wheel cylinders, or damaged brake linings
•BRAKE / ABS LIGHTS - Red indicates a problem as simple as the parking brake on, or low fluid, to something as serious as a hydraulic system failure. Yellow indicates deactivation of your ABS system. While your brakes should work, it does require inspection as soon as possible.
•VIBRATION - Brake pedal, steering wheel or entire vehicle shakes, vibrates when brake is applied. May indicate need to resurface disc brake rotors or could be a serious problem such as loose bolts, bushings, pads.
•SQUEAL - Brakes should operate with a minimal amount of noise. Some noise is normal but excessive squeal, screech, grinding, groaning, chatter, clatter or bang means your brake pads need to be replaced.