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Signs Your Car Needs Brake Repair

Healthy brakes are vital to keeping you, your loved ones, and other drivers on the road safe. While you may have your seatbelts and airbags to protect you in case of an accident, brakes are what keeps them from happening in the first place. To ensure your brakes are in tip-top shape, you should have them regularly inspected. Furthermore, you should be on the lookout for the signs of bad brakes. 

Signs That Indicate Your Car Needs Brake Repair

Veering Left or Right

Brakes help you control how fast and slow your car goes. Even when you press your brakes, your vehicle should not shift its direction. If your car jerks left or right every time the brakes are engaged, you should have your brake pads inspected. This is a common sign of uneven brake pads. However, it can also be a symptom of poor wheel alignment.

Odd Brake Pedal 

Any unusual feeling with your brake pad is a cause for concern. A vibrating brake pedal could mean that your rotors are wearing unevenly. On the other hand, a soft or spongy brake pedal means that you have issues with your brake fluid or brake pads. A brake fluid leak or air in the brake lines can cause your pedal to behave abnormally.

Squealing, Squeaking, or Grinding

Any unfamiliar sound coming from your brakes can mean trouble. Sometimes, it is considered normal for new brakes or wet brakes to screech. Aside from those conditions, you should not hear your brakes when you press the pedal.

Brake or ABS Warning Light Comes On

Most modern vehicles have sensors throughout the brake system to detect issues quickly. To be specific, the anti-lock braking system monitors wheel speed. It can prevent your wheels from locking up and your car from hydroplaning. If a brake light appears on your dashboard, it means that there is something wrong with the brake system.

Please do not put off your brake service as it can be incredibly dangerous. If you need brake repairs, please call or visit the experts at Small World Auto Repair. Let us help you get to safety!

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