It’s a beautiful day in Pompano Beach, the sun is shining, you’re driving along the Atlantic Intracoastal, top down, maybe there’s even a special someone riding shotgun. Sound like a perfect day right? That is until your car breaks down, leaving you and your now, not-so-happy, special someone stranded on the highway. If it hasn’t happen to you, it’s happen to someone. Don’t let something as simple as car maintenance ruin a moment. Making sure your car is well maintained not only helps keep your costs low in the long run, but it also ensure your safety.
One of the most important aspects of your car to always maintain is your brakes, without adequate brakes it could mean the difference between life and death. At Auto Tech & Body in Pompano Beach, our experienced car mechanics specialize in repairing all types of cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Is your car in need of brake maintenance? Look out for these 5 signs, it could mean you need to get your brakes replaced!
Top 5 Signs of Brake Problems
- Squealing noise
This is one of the most notable warning signs that you may need new brakes. If you hear a high-pitched squeal coming from your braking system it means you need to replace your brake pads.
If at any point while driving you begin to feel your car pull one director or another it could mean there is a problem with your braking system. Pulling can be cause from a stuck caliper, a collapsed brake hose, or having uneven brake pads.
Even a slight vibration coming from you brake pedal could indicate a serious and potentially dangerous problem. Normally, when your brake pedal vibrates it means your rotors may be warped. Rotors can become warped when they undergo high pressure for an extended period of time.
- Time to Stop
If it seems to take longer than usual for your car to make a full stop, you could be experience what is known as “Brake Fade”. This occurs overtime from consistently taking long brakes that force your pads against the rotor and cause damage.
- Clicking sound
A clicking sounds that occurs when your brake pedal is either pushed or release is a sign that there is something wrong with your braking system. If the holding device that secures the brake pads become loose, you’ll hear a distinct clicking sound. If so, take your car to Auto Tech & Body and get your brakes fixed as soon as possible!