Your brakes are probably the most important part of your car. If your car is having a braking problem, whether it’s weak brakes, a mushy brake pedal, grinding sounds – whatever your brake problem is, Prestige Auto Repair in Bernardsville can troubleshoot and repair it as soon as possible.
Most would agree that brakes are the most important feature of your car—but do you know how to detect when there’s a problem with your brakes?
Below are the standard warning signs that something might be wrong with your brakes. If you’re noticing any of the following symptoms, be sure to contact Prestige Auto Repair to schedule an appointment right away.
1. Unusual Noises
If you hear your brakes squeal or make a grinding noise when you use them, it’s a sign that they may need adjustment or replacement. Grinding noises are particularly serious, as they indicate that your brake pads are worn and need to be replaced.
2. Brake Warning Lights
If the brake or Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) warning light on your dashboard lights up, it could mean you’re low on brake fluid.
If your car pulls to one side when you apply the brakes, it could mean your brakes are maladjusted, there is brake fluid leakage, or your brakes are worn out and need to be replaced.
4. Pedal Problems
If your brake pedal feels “spongy” or hard to press down, it usually means that air has gotten into the brake lines. You may also be having an issue with low brake fluid or a brake caliper problem.
5. Bad Vibrations
If your steering wheel, brake pedal or entire car shakes or vibrates when you apply the brakes, your brake rotors may be warped and need replacement.
If you’re in need of brake repair or would like a brake inspection, call Prestige Auto Repair in Bernardsville, we are brake experts.