If you are driving a used car, you will want to make sure your brakes are in working order. It is important to have your brakes repaired as soon as you notice that there may be a problem. By failing to act quickly at the first sign of a problem, a routine pad or drum replacement can turn into a more expensive repair that requires more repairs and additional parts. Even more, failure to repair your brakes can cause your brakes to fail when you least expect it.The most obvious sign that your rear brakes need to be replaced is that you when you step on the brake pedal, your vehicle does not stop as quick as it used to. There are other signs you should be aware of, including:
A telltale sign of a rear brake problem is a high-pitched screech when you apply your brakes. This is because the brake pads/drums have worn down to a metal shim that is called an indicator. If ignored, eventually the sound will change to a grinding sound, which means you could be damaging your rotors.
Illuminated Dashboard Indicator
Some newer vehicles have an indicator light on the dashboard that is meant to alert the driver that there is a problem with their brakes.
Changes in the Feel of Brake Pedal and Steering Wheel
If you feel a vibration or a pulsating sensation in your brake pedal, it could be a sign that your brakes need to be replaced. You may also feel that your car is pulling to one side. These issues could also mean that your car is out of alignment, but for safety’s sake, you should also have your brakes checked.
If you hear or feel anything wrong with your brakes, don’t wait! Take your car to one of the trusted service centers in the Olympia Auto Mall. You can visit our website today for the most reliable used cars in Olympia!
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