Squeaky brakes are annoying, of course, but it’s seemingly harmless enough. Your brakes are still working, for now. Did you know that they are supposed to squeak when your brake pads are wearing down?
Car brakes come equipped with a metal shim that lets out a high-pitched noise to let the driver know that there is something wrong with the braking system.
Take Your Car in At the First Sign or sound of a Possible Issue
By taking your car in at the first signs of trouble, you may be saving yourself big bucks down the road. Not to mention, improper functioning brakes can put you, your family, and others on the road at risk if they do fail.
Whether you need to replace your brake pads, clean a buildup of grime, or even replace contaminated brake fluid, taking your car in ASAP is one of the most important parts of brake maintenance to ensure the safety of everyone in the car.
If your brakes aren't working the way they did in the past such as, the brakes are pulsing, the brake pedal is squishy, or stopping power is limited it is important to take your vehicle into the shop to determine what the issue is.
The Reason for Regular Brake Maintenance Is SAFETY!
The number 1 reason it’s important to regularly maintain your brakes is to make sure they work when you need them to. If you wait too long, over time, worn brake pads may lead to other crucial elements of your brake system giving out, most likely leading to an accident.
Though yes, brake pads are designed to wear down gradually, the longer you wait, the more it will cost you. The wear from your pads will start to put stress on other parts of your brake system and end up with more expensive repairs.
Maintaining Your Brake System, The Right Way
Simply having the mindset to maintain your brake system on any set schedule is good practice, whether it be once a year, or a good rule of thumb is to get them checked every 12,000 miles.
While you’re at it, be sure to have your brake fluid checked. If it’s a dark color, it may need to be flushed. This fluid is needed to transfer heat to all parts of your brake system and absorb water.Though it may seem like yet another tedious task to add to your to-do list, getting those annoying squeaking breaks looked at ASAP should be a top priority. Check this item off your list today and come by for a checkup at Aposhian Garage!
When using Aposhian Garage, you have not only had your vehicle properly maintained, but you have also found your vehicle repair “home.”
We look forward to getting to know you and your vehicle!