To stay safe on the road, you must have routine brake maintenance done. You will sense when it is time to take your vehicle in for brake service, once you understand the procedure. Every component of the brake system is indispensable and requires proper care and maintenance.
Burning Smell – The burning smell from your brakes might not always be critical but often, it means that something is wrong. There may be several reasons why your brakes are emitting a burning smell like overworked brakes, a seized brake calliper, new brake pads or worn-out components.
Squealing, Squeaking or Grinding Noises – The foremost reason why your brakes are squeaking or squealing may be because your brake pad is wearing out. There is a metal tab that scrapes the disk when the braking pad wears thin. If not replaced promptly, the squeaking sound may become a grinding noise. However, there might be other causes such as a faulty wheel bearing, lack of lubrication or a worn-out rotor.
Leaking Fluid – A brake fluid leak might have been caused by the wearing-out brake components. Leaking fluid may cause you to lose brake pressure which then translates to trouble stopping your vehicle. The flashing of the brake warning light or mushy brakes may indicate that your brake system has been compromised.
Spongy Brakes – Brake pedals are usually firm, if your vehicle brake pedal feels soft or spongy, something might be wrong. The causes for this may be air in the braking line, low brake fluid, master cylinder or calliper damage or a faulty brake booster.
Brake Light on – If the brake warning light on the dashboard constantly remains switched on, it might be trying to tell you that your brake system is in a fix. The warning light may come on because of various reasons such as a malfunctioning lock, defective sensor or worn-out pads.
Brake Shudder – Brake shudder is the vibrations you feel through the brake pedal while braking, which may have been caused due to various reasons such as faulty brake discs, contaminated brake pedals or even misaligned wheels. However, the major cause of it is warped rotors.
No one likes to be hit by bombshells when they are behind the wheel. Therefore, One to One offers you an array of comprehensive services from the diagnosis to the restoration of your braking system. For instance, with new brake pads, you might or might not need new rotors. However, brake repairs are done twice, once on each wheel of the same axle. The pieces on both sides of your vehicle must be in identical condition for multiple systems to function properly.
All braking components and connectors, dashboard and exterior brake lights, the condition of the brake fluid, and the hydraulic pressure in the brake lines will all be examined during a brake examination.