Brakes are one of the most important components on your vehicle. You need the confidence of knowing that when you press your foot to the brake, your vehicle is going to stop. That's why it's important to keep these tips in mind to help keep your brakes functioning properly. Schedule an appointment with Black’s Tire & Auto Service for a brake service checkup today!
What You Need To Know About Brakes
Have your brakes checked by Black’s Tire & Auto Service at least once a year, more often if you drive frequently in city traffic or live in a hilly area.
Brakes are one of the most important safety attributes on your vehicle. There are 2 types of braking systems on most cars; traditional brakes and anti-lock braking system (ABS). A typical braking system is comprised of the rotor, the caliper, and brake pads or shoes. If your brake pads wear and are not changed, the rotors could need to be replaced as well.
Here are some rules of thumb when it comes to automotive brakes:
- Never drive with the parking brake on.
- If you hear a high-pitched squeak when you use the brakes, have them checked.
- If you hear a scratching or grinding noise when not braking, this also can be a sign of a brake or bearing issue and should be inspected immediately.
- If you experience shaking or vibration during braking, have them checked.
- Have brake fluid tested and replaced as needed and if you have to add fluid more than once every few months to prevent leaks.
If left too long, your brake pads can wear to a point where the steel backing plates and rivets are exposed…at which point the rivets will dig into the smooth steel surface of the rotors and quickly ruin them. Not only will this cost you more money, it’s very dangerous since your only braking ability will come from metal/metal contact!
A Quality Brake Repair in North Carolina and South Carolina
If you’re noticing any of these signs of brake trouble, don’t put it off. Make an appointment with us at Black's Tire in North Carolina and South Carolina. It’s not just for your own safety – it’s for the sake of everyone else who has to share the road with you! The quicker you inspect problems and replace brake pads, the safer your automobile will be. Prolonging brake concerns may cause other more costly repairs.
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