When it comes to vehicle safety, the brake system is at the top of the list. The is never a better time to have your brakes inspected to make sure they are in safe working condition before cold weather hits. Twin Lakes Auto Repair in Prescott brings you these brake tips.
A properly operating brake system helps ensure safe vehicle operation and control under a variety of driving conditions. You can put a stop to any potential brake system problems by recognizing the signs and symptoms that your system may need maintenance or repair.
Brakes are a normal wear item for any car and eventually they’re going to need to be replaced. For routine maintenance, check your vehicle’s braking system at least once a year. A thorough inspection should include brake lining wear, brake fluid level, rotor thickness, condition of hoses and brake lines, brake and dash warning lights, as well as taking the car for a test drive to detect other potential brake system problems.
If your car is pulling to the left or right, or if you hear odd noises when you apply the brakes, you should inspect your brakes. Other warning signs include an illuminated brake warning light, brake grabbing, low pedal feel, vibration, hard pedal feel and squealing.
Several factors that affect brake wear include driving habits, operating conditions, vehicle type and the quality of the brake lining material. Never put off routine brake inspections or any needed repair, such as letting the brakes get to the “metal-to-metal” point, which can be potentially dangerous and lead to a more costly repair bill.