When it comes to your car’s safety, brakes top the list of systems that need monitoring. However, many people are unaware of the signs that indicate a car’s brakes may need maintenance or repair.
For routine maintenance, it’s important to check the 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. It is also important to be alert and recognize the danger signs of brake problems. Warning signs include an illuminated brake warning light, brake grabbing, low pedal feel, vibration, hard pedal feel and squealing.
Although a squealing noise is the number one indicator that something is wrong, a vehicle pulling to the left or right when braking, or a shaking front end, are signs of excessive brake wear. If the brake pedal begins to feel spongy, it could be a sign that air has entered the brake system or fluid is low.
What We Do:
- American Auto Air and Repair recommends the wheels should be pulled and brakes checked
- Our Brake inspection includes inspection of the rotors, calipers, drums, pads, pistons and brake lines
- We recommend that your brake system should be flushed and brake fluid replaced every two years
How Often We Recommend This Service:
- We recommend this service once a year.