Brake Issues

March 15, 2018

Proper Brake Inspections are Needed for your Car

  Brake inspections are important for the vehicle. Having a vehicle means you will want to take great care of it, and bring it in for regular maintenance inspections on a regular basis. The brakes are important for your vehicle because they are needed to slow down and stop your vehicle completely. If you do notice an issue with the brake system, make sure to schedule an appointment and bring the vehicle in as soon as possible. When you do this, you can ensure that the brakes are efficient and able to work at the best condition they can. Brake Inspections are Needed Brake inspections should be done on the vehicle if you start to notice that it take longer for the vehicle to stop. The most obvious sign is the brake pedal going to the floor when you apply pressure to it. You may also notice it takes a few seconds for the vehicle to come to a stop, where it may have stopped immediately before. If it takes longer for the vehicle to brake, then you have the risk of the brakes going out completely for the vehicle. Brake Fluid under the Vehicle You may also start to notice a puddle of fluid under your vehicle when you back up. This could be brake fluid that is leaking from the lines. If you notice this often, make sure to schedule an appointment so we can check for the source of the issue and have it inspected for you. The brake fluid is important for the brake system, so you will want to make sure that it is able to do the job. During brake inspections, we can check the brake fluid for you as well. Odd Noises you Notice Hearing any odd noises can also be an indication of an issue with the brakes. If you hear grinding or squealing, brake inspections will help to identify the cause of the issue and how to repair it. Noticing an issue and having it fixed as soon as possible can help you save on time, money, and stress in the long run. If you notice a strange sound, take note of what you were doing, and what may have cause the noise to occur.
October 20, 2017

Reason why the Car Makes Grinding Noises

Sometimes, your car makes grinding noise when braking. It is a warning sign telling you that there’s something wrong either with the brakes or the rotors. Vehicles can make various sounds and some are normal and harmless. The car has to generate plenty of heat energy through friction every time you push the brake pedal. As a result, the brake pads can wear out over time, causing the damage of rotor and caliper and the brakes to fail. Brakes that fail are never good news because it may lead to major accidents. So, ignoring the sounds will only make the problems worse. All the parts and components of a vehicle are supposed to fail or wear out at some point. However, what is important is to identify the problems before these become serious. Rocks between the rotor and caliper could be the culprit. It is normal for the components to catch dirt, dust, and grime. However, sometimes small rocks or other solid objects from the road can catch between the caliper and rotor and create grinding noise whether you push the brake or not. The frictions created from such an object can damage these parts. It’s natural for these pads to get tattered at some point. When it happens, a metal on metal contact between the backing plate and the rotor gravely damages the later component. The rotor can also rub the caliper and scrape its meal surface. To avoid this, you should do a regular inspection of the brakes and replace the pads when they are worn out. Damaged or worn out friction pads might be the reason of grinding noise. Brake pads have an average lifespan of 20,000 miles. Some may not last that much longer for some reasons. One probable cause is leaving the automobile in your garage for weeks. Idleness and bad weather can cause the forming of rust and corrosion on the rotors. It that case, the rust will spread to other parts too and destroy them. You should drive the car regularly, at least for a while, to avoid this problem. If you do notice an issue with your vehicle, make sure to bring it in as soon as possible so we can inspect it for you.