Brakes; theyre kind of important, right? Obviously, every part of your vehicle is important, but without your brakes youd be crazy to even take your vehicle on the road. When your brakes are working properly you dont give them much thought. But if they start to screech or they feel soft when you press the brake pedal, then you take notice.
A little screeching is annoying, but it doesnt mean your vehicle will suddenly be unable to stop. However, there are some brake problems that you should never put off. Doing so, could compromise your safety.
Serious Brake Problems You Shouldnt Ignore
There are numerous things that can go wrong with your brakes. Here are five things you should never ignore.
Brake pedal feels spongy your brake pedal should always feel firm, instead of squishy. If your pedal doesnt really give you any resistance, or it pushes all the way to the floor, your brakes are in big trouble. First, make sure you can actually stop your vehicle. Once its stopped, you should get your vehicle into our Vancouver auto repair shop as soon as you can, the safest way possible.
Leaking brake fluid if you notice your brake fluid is leaking this could be a big problem, as well. When your vehicle is low on fluid, you cant stop safely because theres not enough pressure on the calipers. This is another issue that you cant ignore.
Your brakes smell hot your brakes shouldnt give off any kind of smell when you use them. If you can smell something hot, like burning rubber or a chemical smell, your brakes are likely overheating. When your brakes overheat, they can completely fail, meaning you cant stop. So, get your vehicle into our shop ASAP.
Car pulls to one side normally when you press your brakes your vehicle should not pull to one side or the other. If you feel it pulling to one side when you brake one of the rotors might be warped, or a caliper could be stuck. Dont get this confused with pulling while driving. This indicates a problem with wheel alignment. But when your car pulls during braking, this is a sign your brakes need repair that shouldnt be ignored.
Dashboard brake light turns on its never a good sign when a light on your dashboard comes on, including your ABS or brake light. But if it does come on, then your vehicles computer is indicating there is an issue with your brake system. It could be a number of things, but unless you run a diagnostic test, you wont know how serious it is. So, if the light comes on, on your dash, then come see us so we can find out whats causing it.
Get Your Brakes Checked at Hoesly Automotives Vancouver Auto Repair Shop
You know how important your brakes are. Its not rocket science. So please dont wait to get them checked if you are experiencing any of the problems listed above. Your safety depends on it. Please make an appointment to come see us at Hoesly Automotive as soon as you can. Well get you back on the road safely and quickly.
At Hoesly Eco Automotive, we dont cut corners and we always give you dependable auto repair, no matter what your vehicle needs. Please contact us for your next service or repair. Just call 360-695-5871 or click here to set up an appointment online.
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