The importance of brakes cannot be understated. Though many aspects of your car are very important for its function and safety, brakes are even more crucial. That’s why you want to be sure you’re on the lookout for faulty or failing brakes. We don’t see much ice or snow in Southern Oregon, but the cold and rainy weather can still create issues for the health of your car. Here are common brake problems to watch for.
Squealing or Other Noises
If you hear screeching when you use your brakes, there’s a good chance your brake pads are worn down. Often, this sound is a built-in warning sound by the car manufacturers to let you know the rake pad is too thin and needs to be replaced. If your brake pad wears out completely, then much more severe damage can occur to your car.
Soft or Sinking Pedal
When you need to pump harder on the brakes for them to be effective, you should get them serviced. A brake fluid leak could need to be repaired for full brake functionality.
Vibrating or Shuddering
Warped brake rotors will cause a vibrating or pulsating feeling when you press down on your brakes. Debris and time can make them damaged or warped, needing to be repaired or replaced.
Indicator Light Is On
Don’t ignore the brake warning light on your dashboard and be sure to inspect your car and brakes for issues immediately. It’s unsafe to drive your car when there may be an issue with the brakes.
Brake Repair and Maintenance
If you notice any of these issues, your car needs brake maintenance to remain safe to drive. Ignoring these warning signs could be incredibly dangerous. If they go untreated for too long, your brakes could fail. Trust the professionals at Siskiyou Import Services to diagnose the issue and keep you safe. Contact us today.