Watch Out for the Biggest Warning Signs of Bad Car Brakes

By Product Expert | Posted in Service, Tips and Tricks on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 at 2:00 pm
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Checking up on your brakes is a crucial part of regular vehicle maintenance.

Biggest Warning Signs of Bad Car Brakes

The brakes in your vehicle are important for obvious reasons, but they are also often overlooked in regular car maintenance by drivers. In order to help get vehicle owners thinking about their car brakes, we have compiled a list of the biggest warning signs of bad car brakes. If you notice any of these signs, it could be time to have your brakes replaced.

Listen for a high pitched screech
You have probably heard the sound before. You apply the brakes on your vehicle and an awful high pitched squeak can be heard from outside the vehicle. This can often occur after the car has been saturated in water for a period of time. It can also be a sign that your brake pads need replacing, however, so have them looked at by an automotive professional.

The vehicle pulls to one side
If you ever apply the brakes and notice that your vehicle wants to pull to one side or the other, this could be a sign of uneven wearing or the need for your brakes to be adjusted. See a service technician to better diagnose the exact problem.

Poor braking responsiveness
The feeling of poor braking performance is one sign that vehicle drivers will often pay attention to. Reduced brake responsiveness can feel a little nerve wracking, and it is certainly an issue that should be looked into. It could be a sign of a leak in the braking system or an effect from your brakes beginning to wear out.

Excessive vibration
If you ever feel your brake pedal vibrating when you apply the brakes, this could be a sign of warped brake rotors. It would be best to speak to an automotive technician to have this problem fixed.

Now that you know some of the biggest warning signs of bad car brakes, be sure to watch out for your brakes in the future. If you notice any of these signs or feel like your brakes could use an inspection, you can easily schedule a service appointment with us online. Also, feel free to contact us with any questions.