4 Signs Of A Failing Brake System

The braking system is one of the most important components of your vehicle. It causes your vehicle to slow down and come to a complete stop. This is accomplished through the cooperation of numerous components, beginning with the brake pedal and progressing to your brake pads and calipers. Continuous deceleration should be felt while pressing the pedal - a smooth ride with no sudden stops or slowdowns when depressed. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, you may have a problem. The following are four of the most common signs of a failing brake system.

1. Braking Takes Longer Than Usual

Have you noticed your car needs more time to brake than usual? If that's the case, this directly points to an issue with the braking system. The exact cause can be several things, like worn-out brake pads, so make sure to visit a repair shop for a proper examination.

2. Brake Pedal Feels Strange

If your brake pedal feels strange, this can indicate problems with the brake lines or other components of the braking system. Ignoring it can cause incidents on the road because the brake pedal can become completely unresponsive.

3. Pulling To One Side While Braking

Is your can pulling to one side when you use the brake pads? Or is it just a slight shift in direction? Whichever it might be, the issue is most certainly related to the braking system. Make sure to check it out and align the wheels while you are at it.

4. Weird Loud Noises

If you are hearing a loud screech or similar sound when you brake, the issue is most certainly the brake system. Most of the time, it's either the brake pads or rotors, which are quick fixes at the repair shop. 

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Have you noticed any of the issues listed above in your vehicle? If so, make sure to visit our shop so we can take care of them. Our team also performs a lot more procedures which can be seen in the "Services" tab in the menu. For appointments, you can call us or book an appointment online today!