Since the brake system of your automobile helps you bring the car to a stop as quickly as possible, maintaining properly working brakes is very important to your safety on the road. The following signs indicate that some type of brake repair is needed.
High Pitched Squealing
Any high pitched squealing sound when your vehicle comes to a stop is an indicator that your brakes pads have worn down to the point that they begin to rub against the rotor. Brake repair service should be scheduled within 30 days at most.
When applying pressure to your brake pedal and the pedal feels softer than usual and depresses farther down than normal, your brakes need attention. If it seems to be taking longer than usual to make your car come to a complete stop after applying the brake pedal, don’t hesitate to make an appointment for brake service.
Wiggling Steering Wheel
If you notice that the steering wheel starts to wiggle every time the car completes to a complete stop, it’s a signal that your rotors have sustained damage and need replacement. Rotors don’t have to be replaced as often as brake pads do.
Low Brake Fluid
If a visual inspection of your brake fluid container indicates that the fluid has fallen below the recommended minimum levels, your brake line may be experiencing a slow leak. Low brake fluid levels are the most serious signal that your car needs immediate brake repair service because it is now unsafe to drive. It’s best to call the closest Louetta Automotive location and have your vehicle towed, rather than take the chance of driving it there yourself and having your brakes fail completely.