Our cars don’t often let us know what’s going on inside of them. It is for this reason that we rely on things like sensors, oil changes, and professional mechanics to let us know how our vehicle is doing out there on the road and what repairs we need to make. If you find yourself hearing some unusual noises out of your vehicle, however, that can be a surefire sign of an issue, like a brake repair that needs to be taken care of right away.
One of the most obvious of sounds that a car will make has nothing to do with the inner workings at all, but with the brakes. The brakes are meant to be used and used often, so sometimes these warning sounds can come on gradually while other times they can come on all at once. Brake sounds can be anything from a squeaking to a grinding, but any brake sound is something that should be checked out and taken in for a brake repair. Brake sounds are fairly easy to differentiate from engine issues because they only occur when you press the brakes!
In addition to sounds, signs of brake repair can also include needing to really push the pedal to the ground when stopping, longer stoppage time, and shuddering or shaking when you brake. These and others are serious issues that will require brake repair or replacement almost immediately.
Your brakes are what keep you safe when you are driving, so make sure that you are taking care of them like they take care of you. If you are wondering if you need brake repair because you can hear a sound or your brakes don’t feel right when you use them, come in to see us at Reliable Collision & Painting today.