Troy Brake Repair
Problems with brakes can be a very serious safety issue. Your vehicle's brakes are designed to slowly wear out over time. The length of time it takes for the brake pads to wear down is dependent on driving conditions and how you apply your brakes. Preventive maintenance and periodic inspection is necessary to make sure your brakes are operating properly. After all, you don't want to get caught in a situation where you have limited or no braking ability.
When the brake pads are worn down you will need to have them replaced. Waiting could put you at a safety risk, not to mention the fact that the rotors could be damaged resulting in a more costly repair. The experts at Trojan Auto Care take the time to inspect the braking system whenever you bring your vehicle in for service. We'll let you know the level of wear on your brake pads so you can have them replaced, when needed.
Here are some symptoms you should be looking for that will alert you to a potential problem with your vehicle's braking system:
- The Brake Light is On: If the brake light is on, it could indicate a serious problem with your vehicle's braking system. First, check to make sure your emergency brake is not engaged. If the emergency brake is not engaged, the brakes may be near total failure and you should have them checked immediately.
- The Brakes are Squealing: If you hear a squealing noise while driving that goes away when you apply the brakes, it may indicate a problem requiring a brake job.
- Scraping Noises: A brake job should be scheduled right away as this may be caused because the brake lining is very thin or there is metal-to-metal contact.
- Hard Pedal: When you have to use excessive pressure to apply the brakes this could indicate many different problems: restricted hydraulic lines, frozen calipers or cylinders, or damaged brake linings.
- Spongy or Soft Pedal: There could be air in the hydraulic system or the brake fluid level may be low.
- The Brake Pedal Sinks to the Floor: The master cylinder could be worn or there could be a leak in the hydraulic system. The vehicle is not safe to operate and brake repair should be made right away.
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At Trojan Auto Care, your safety is important when it comes to our brake repair services. Contact us today to learn more about our brake repair & other services and schedule a brake inspection.