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How to Know When Your Brakes Are Failing
 

How to Know When Your Brakes Are Failing


How to Know When Your Brakes Are FailingYou just never know when a drunk or distracted driver might drive straight through a stoplight. In that crucial instant, you need your braking system to function optimally. At the first indication of an issue with your brakes, you'll want to get to the shop so a thorough inspection can be completed. Here's a look at six signs of brake trouble.

Squealing

When a high-pitched squealing sound comes from the brakes, there's a good chance it's because the little piece of metal that's attached to the brake pad has started rubbing against the rotor.

Grinding

Grinding suggests that your brake pads have more or less disintegrated, which could put your discs as risk of damage.

Veering

If corrosion causes a caliper to seize up, then your car could veer to one side when you hit the brakes. Not only is this a significant mechanical problem, it also poses a safety hazard because you no longer have complete control over the handling of your vehicle.

Vibrating

Warped rotors could be to blame for the vibrations.

ABS Light Turns On

These letters stand for anti-lock braking system. If you see them illuminated on your dashboard, then a problem with your brakes has been detected and you'll want to have a mechanic conduct an inspection.

Brake Fluid Leak

A proper fluid level is an important part of maintaining optimal brake function.

If you need brake repair, be sure to visit a reputable shop. For brake repair in Kirby, Leon Valley, and San Antonio, TX, contact the expert at Diesel and Gas Garage at (210) 760-3133. Feel free to give Diesel and Gas Garage a call today to schedule an appointment for any of your repair or maintenance needs! Diesel and Gas Garage also offers truck and trailer storage in San Antonio!

Posted April, 10, 2020