Your car’s brakes aren’t something you want to ignore when you start to notice problems. Brake failure can put you and your car in serious danger. Therefore, it’s important to pay attention to your brakes and the warning signs that something is amiss. According to our mechanics here at Joe’s Service Department, here are the top five warning signs that your brakes might be going bad.
1. Screeching noises
Suddenly, your car’s brakes start making noises. At first, you might think, “It’s probably just the weather.” But the high-pitched noises don’t go away with the rain. If you start noticing any noises when you brake, it’s a good idea to get your brakes checked.
2. Grinding noises
Again: Brakes making noise is a bad sign. While grinding might indicate a different problem than screeching, it’s still not a good sign, so get them checked.
If you experience shaking when trying to come to a complete stop, then don’t delay in getting your brakes checked out immediately. This shaking when you come to a stop may indicate a misaligned rotor or brake pad—or that your brake pads have failed altogether. Don’t drive on shaky brakes.
4. Changes in brake pressure
Have you noticed that your brakes are more or less sensitive than normal? Do they feel “soft” when you apply pressure? Or maybe it’s the opposite, and you feel like even the lightest touch solicits a response? Either way, these changes can indicate brake issues, and you need an expert mechanic to take a look.
Do you notice your car and the brake pedal pulling when you apply pressure? Whether to the right or to the left, this pulling may indicate a number of brake issues.
If you notice any of these warning signs on your vehicle, contact our staff at Joe’s Service Department at 317-405-8456. Our mechanics have the knowledge and experience to help determine what’s happening with your brakes and offer complete and efficient brake repair services. We’re conveniently located off Pendleton Pike in Indianapolis, IN, and we’d be glad to help you get your brakes back in good working order.
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