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Why You Should Never Overlook Brake Maintenance

Posted on January 20, 2017.

When it comes to vehicle maintenance, there is one thing that should never be overlooked or ignored: your brakes.  It’s not something you think about daily, but you put your life in the hands of your brakes and trust that they can be relied on to stop your vehicle at a moment’s notice.  Your vehicle is a large machine that can travel at high speeds and the brakes are the first line of defense when it comes to traveling safely.  Over time, your brake rotors and pads will eventually wear down and become less effective.  Squeaking sounds are a classic sign of worn out brake pads and they should be inspected immediately.  In very extreme conditions, hearing grinding noises from new pads and rotors can be due to manufacturing defects that could cause premature failure.

One of the most common forms of brake failure is a leak in the fluid lines.  When you press down on the brake pedal, brake fluid transmits the pressure to the brake calipers.  When you have a leak or low brake fluid, your brakes will not function properly.  This is an exceptional safety concern. Other forms of brake failure include brake rotor/drum wear and brake pad wear.  When your pads and/or rotors wear down they can no longer apply the needed friction on the wheels to properly stop.  When you ignore such repairs, you are not only putting your life in danger but also the lives of the passengers in your car.

If you feel that your brakes are not performing the way that they should, stop by Quality Lube Plus today.  We can inspect your brakes and carry out the proper repairs to make sure your vehicle safely stops the way that it should. It’s always better to be safe than sorry!