Brakes are one of the most important Safety Features on your vehicle. It’s essential to keep them in good working order. How do you know when it’s time to replace them?
Here are some signs that your brakes may need to be replaced:
- Squeaking or Grinding Noises: If you hear high-pitched noises when you apply the brakes, it may be a sign that your Brake Pads are worn down. While this is not always the case, it’s worth getting Inspected.
- Vibrations or Pulsations: If you feel a pulsation or vibration in the Brake Pedal when you apply the brakes, it may be a sign of faulty Rotors.
- Longer Stopping Distances: If you notice that your vehicle takes longer to come to a stop than usual, it could be a sign of worn brake pads or a problem with the Brake System. This can be dangerous and should be addressed immediately.
- Warning Light: Many modern vehicles have a Brake Warning Light on the Dashboard.
In general, it’s a good idea to have your brakes inspected by a professional Technician at least once a year. They can check for wear and tear and make sure the Brake Fluid is at the correct level. They will ensure that your brakes are functioning as intended.
At Eurotechnik, we offer a complimentary brake inspection at every oil service.
Remember, your brakes are essential for your safety and the safety of others on the road. If you suspect that your brakes may need to be replaced, don’t wait – have them inspected as soon as possible.