The dashboard brake light turns on or the brakes are grinding and squealing.
Unfortunately, Missouri drivers tend to miss the subtle signs their brake systems are in trouble.
At Christian Brothers Automotive Springfield, we want every driver safe. This requires a reliable vehicle. To help you fully understand your brake system, our ASE-certified technicians have pulled together 3 signs it’s time for maintenance.
1. Your car seems to have a mind of its own
When the car pulls to the left or right while braking, you could have a stuck caliper or collapsed brake hose. If the caliper is stuck, excessive friction is put on one wheel. If the brake hose has collapsed, your calipers could be pressing the wheels unevenly.
2. Your brake pedal vibrates while stopping
A vibrating brake pedal usually indicates a warped rotor. As the rotors are put under excessive stress, the metal begins to change shape. Your wheels could also be out of alignment. This would require an alignment adjustment at our Springfield auto repair shop.
3. A soft or stiff brake pedal
Does the brake pedal feel spongy while braking? If so, your brake pads may be worn out. This may also be a sign of trouble with the hydraulic system or a fluid leak.
However, if you have to press the pedal harder than usual, the brake fluid may be contaminated or dirty. A stiff brake pedal could also be attributed to a brake line obstruction.
If your car is showing symptoms of a damaged brake system, call our professional service technicians for an inspection immediately. A problem with the brake system could leave you vulnerable to trouble on the road.
Call Christian Brothers Automotive in Springfield, Missouri today for a brake system assessment. We’ll show you the nice difference, and help you stay safe this holiday season!