The Importance Of Brake Maintenance And Repair

by | Jan 9, 2017 | Automotive


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It’s not that car owners do not know the importance of their brakes, it’s more a matter of just letting things slip that should be attended to. To ensure that you and your family are not put at risk there are a few warning signs that indicate that brake repair in Midway needs to be accomplished.

   * You feel the car pulling one way or the other when you apply the brakes
   * You feel a “shudder” travel through the steering wheel when braking
   * Squeals, grating noises or other odd sounds when braking
   * It seems to take longer to bring the car to a full stop, and
   * The brake light on the dash begins to illuminate

The greatest majority of cars are fitted with disc brakes, at least on the front. When you depress the brake pedal a certain amount of brake fluid causes the calipers to close on the rotor which turns along with the wheel. Between the caliper and the rotor are brake pads. Brake pads are designed to be the sacrificial component; they eventually wear out and require replacing.

Detecting a brake problem:

The first indication of a potential brake problem is felt by the driver. When the brake pedal is depressed, if the driver feels a strange vibration or a high pitched noise it is definitely time to schedule brake repair in Midway.

How often do brake pads need replacing?

A lot has to do with the way the car is driven. If the car spends the majority of the time running around the city it stands to reason the brakes will be applied many times during a trip. If the same number of miles is driven on the highway, perhaps the brakes only had to be applied once or twice. As a responsible car owner you should look at the condition of the brake pads at every opportunity, when they get down to about 1/8th inch thick, then they should be replaced.

The brakes on your car are the one thing that cannot be allowed to reach the point where they fail. If you are looking for professional brake repair in Midway you are invited to take your car to VIP Tire & Auto Centers.

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