Brakes are arguably the most important part of a car when it comes to safety. Without properly maintained brakes, your chances of being involved in an accident increases dramatically. In addition, using worn down brakes can lead to very expensive repairs that could have been prevented by servicing the brakes regularly. For these, and many other reasons, it is extremely important to service your brakes regularly to keep you safe and avoid costly repairs.
How Brakes Work
In order to slow down and eventually stop your vehicle, a brake system is used to apply a rubber or Kevlar pad to your wheels in order to gradually slow the vehicle down. When you press the brake, these pads are applied to the wheel, friction is created, and the vehicle slows down and eventually stops. The most common issue with brakes is that the brake pads are worn down over time due to the natural friction between the wheel and the pad. Many people aren’t even aware of the fact that these pads need to be replaced on a regular basis. There are also fluids that are a major part of the braking system that can eventually run low or need to be changed in all vehicles.
Signs of Faulty/Worn Out Brakes
If you notice that your brakes are squeaking when coming to a stop, this could indicate that your brake pads have been worn down. To prevent further damage to your car’s wheels, you should have them replaced immediately. Also, if you noticed that your brakes are having more trouble stopping than usual or you have to press the brake pedal harder than usual to stop, then you may be low on brake fluid or there could be a fault in the brake system itself.
Call Quality Lube Plus today at 732-863-0111 to find out if your brakes could use some maintenance. Our honest professionals will be more than happy to provide you with our opinion of your situation and the most effective way to resolve your issue.