Brakes have a built-in warning system designed to alert drivers to check their brakes and having them checked at the first sign of trouble can save you money on brake repairs. Unfortunately, many drivers ignore the initial warning signs and fail to get their brakes checked until the warnings get louder, more severe and pads and rotors begin to wear out, thus resulting in more expensive brake repairs.
1. Brake warning light goes on
Unfortunately, many drivers initially ignore the brake warning light when it goes on. Often there are no other obvious warning signs so their belief is that the light will eventually go out by itself. However, when the brake warning light appears it is an indicator that there may be a problem with the brake system. To avoid more expensive brake repairs, bring your vehicle to our brake repair facility in the Daytona Beach area at your earliest convenience. It may be something as simple as low brake fluid or a more severe problem. In either case, we will inspect the brakes, diagnose the problem and have you back on the road in no time.
2. Brake pedal pushes to the floor
If you have to pump your brakes or practically push the pedal to the floor to stop the vehicle, it is an indication that your brakes could fail at any moment. For your safety, and to avoid any further damage to the brake system, do not continue to drive the vehicle in this condition. Tow the vehicle to our facility as soon as possible for emergency brake repairs.
3. Vibration while braking
When the steering wheel vibrates while applying the brakes it often means that the rotors are worn, warped or have uneven wear. You can save money on brake repairs if you bring your vehicle to our shop as soon as possible. Depending on the condition of the rotors they will need to be repaired or replaced.
4. You hear a squealing and/or grinding noise
A squealing or grinding noise when you brake is a sign that the rotors or drums are wearing out. If you bring the vehicle to our Daytona Beach area brake repair shop quickly we may be able to save the rotors or drums. But, if the noise is ignored until grinding occurs, the rotors or drums may need to be replaced.
Want to save money on brake repairs? Contact us today at (386) 428-1941 to schedule a complimentary brake inspection.