Brake Work

Importance of Brakes @ Unique Auto Care Victorville

December 11, 2019

 

When you visit Unique Auto Care Victorville one of their most important services has to do with your brakes. And why is that one of the most important things? Because you need to be able to stop your car before it runs into something else, the brakes need to be on your truck or car repair and maintenance list. (Brakes a little slow? Make an appointment now – (760) 843-9653)

So as it says on the Internet “Cars have brakes so they can go fast. It’s the ability to stop quickly that allows us to travel at speeds much faster than if we didn’t have breaks. Without breaks, we’d all drive very, very, very slowly. It’s having a gas pedal and a brake pedal.”

Therefore we must keep our breaks in top condition. To do that, we need to pay attention to what our breaks are telling us. What can tell us when we need to have our breaks maintained?

When the brakes make a rattling or clicking noise, this is an indication that your brake pads need replacing. The rattling and clicking are caused by the vibration of loose components which damages the brake pad. The list below will give you an idea of the main things to listen to and look for concerning your brakes.

First, if your brake pedal is pulsating or vibrating when you press down on it, this is often a good indication that new brakes are needed. The pulsating of the brakes is typically caused by worn brake pads and rotors. This is an indication that you need to have both the rotors and the brake pads inspected and are likely candidates for replacement at this time. You can set up an appointment at Unique Auto Care Victorville by calling (760) 843-9653.

Brakes are going to need to be looked at if your car pulls to one side when you apply your breaks. This is an indication that your brakes are not being applied evenly. This could be an indication that you could have a lack of breaking because the pad never makes contact with the rotor at one or more wheels, or your brakes could be binding. In other words, the brake pad is not retracting from the rotor surface at one or more of your wheels.

If you hear a grinding or growling sound, it typically means that the brake pads have worn through and now are grinding into the rotors. This grinding and growling indicate metal on metal contact – meaning you have no braking material left. Don’t wait to take your vehicle to your mechanic, it is TIME to get your car in for repair, NOW! The longer you drive your car in this condition, the more dangerous it is for you and your passengers.

Another type of sound you want to listen for is a high-pitched squeal whenever you are breaking. This is a good indication your brake pads are worn and need to be replaced. This high-pitched squeal is caused by a small metal tab, which acts as an indicator to alert you that the brake pads need servicing. So take that signal to get on the phone and make your appointment with Unique Auto Care Victorville by calling (760) 843 – 9653. Have those brakes maintained on your truck or car on a regular schedule of repair and maintenance. You don’t want to run into someone by accident!

 

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