Taking care of your car’s breaks is one of the most important parts of being a car owner in Albuquerque. Your car’s breaks are a crucial part of keeping you and your family safe on the road. In today’s blog from Independent Vehicle Service, we’ll go over a few warning signs that may point to needing brake repair. Keep reading to learn more, and come get your brakes fixed today!
Why Would You Need a Brake Repair?
The Brake Light is On
The best and easiest way to tell if your car’s brakes need to be replaced is if your brake light comes on. It’s usually red, orange, or yellow, and it is there to signal to you that it’s time to get your brakes inspected. At Independent Vehicle Service, we can inspect your brakes and let you know if it’s time for a replacement.
Vibration While Driving
Have you felt your steering wheel vibrating while driving or when you hit the brakes? If so, an uneven brake rotor might be the cause and you’ll need to get your brake system checked right away.
Grinding or Squeaking Noises
Another reason you may need a break repair is that you’re hearing a squeaking noise or grinding when you press on the brake pedal. These noises can indicate a number of different issues, but the most common is that the brake pads may have worn all the way down and need to be replaced.
If you’re experiencing any sort of issues with your brakes working properly, it may be because of a leak in your brake line. A leak needs to be inspected right away because it can keep your brakes from working as they should to stop your car.