Driving a car of any size, shape or form means taking on some of the common repairs and maintenance tasks as well. The most-used features of your car are usually the ones that wear out the fastest, with the brakes being no exception. Brakes are crucial for your safety in your vehicle, since worn-out brakes can actually increase the amount of time and distance you need to stop. If you’re concerned about how your brakes are doing, there are a few ways that you can find out if you have brake repairs coming up in your near future. Just ask yourself a few of the following questions.
- When was the last time my brake pads were changed/inspected? As a general rule, most mechanics like you to have your tires rotated every six months. During the tire rotation, a majority of mechanics will also check out your brake pads.
- What is that noise/smell/sound? As far as our vehicles go, brakes are one element in a vehicle that have no problem telling you something is wrong! While your other engine components might be dying quietly and peacefully, your brakes will not go down without a fight! They’ll usually let you know there’s an issue either with a high-pitched noise or with a burning smell.
- Are my brakes less sensitive? When you have new brake pads, it feels like every tap on the pedal jerks your car to a stop. However, if you find yourself needing to push the brake pedal to the floor to stop, you have a brake repair in your very near future.
For help checking your brakes, contact us here at Reliable Collision & Painting today!