What is it?
With every push of the brake – which could be dozens of times a day – your brake pads work hard to stop your vehicle. These pads wear down, so maintaining them is important for your safety. The disc brake pad can put grooves in your rotors creating an uneven surface which also causes difficulty in braking. The same thing can happen with brake drums when brake shoes create an uneven surface.
How can I tell if I need brake service?
Signs your brakes need attention include:
- Your pedal vibrates, pulses or sinks to the floor
- Your vehicle pulls to one side while braking
- You hear a grinding noise
- You see clear fluid on the ground when your car is parked
You can check for wear by looking at your brake pads through the spaces between the wheel’s spokes. The outside pad will be pressed against a metal rotor. Generally, there should be at least 1/4 inch of pad. If you see less than 1/4 inch of pad, you may want to have your brake pads inspected or replaced.
We’re here to help.
If you suspect your brakes may need to be replaced, be sure to have them inspected right away. Delaying simple fixes can lead to more extensive and costly repairs. Our knowledgeable technicians will inspect your brakes to determine what is needed. Our brake service comes with a 3-year or 36,000-mile warranty.