Fully functioning brake systems are crucial to ensuring a safe and secure ride for your family, your passengers, and other drivers on the road. More goes into your car’s brake system than you might think, and everything needs to be working just so to keep you safely on the road.
Trust your local independent brake repair shops to keep a regular eye on this crucial area of your vehicle. With the experienced and dependable mechanics at Best Western Transmission you can be sure that no part will be left unchecked and any issues will be communicated clearly and honestly.
The Brake System
Precise movements and highly engineered parts stop your vehicle by converting kinetic energy into thermal energy. In many systems, depressing the brake pedal pressurizes a system of hydraulic brake lines leading to each of your vehicle’s wheels. Brake pads or shoes then press against a drum or disc, and the necessary friction is created to bring your vehicle to a complete stop.
Over time, all this friction and heat could wear down those brake shoes, brake pads, calipers, brake rotors, and other brake components. Even though the components of different brake systems vary considerably, the warning signs for impending brake repairs are often the same.
Best Western Transmission’s staff is trained and experienced in servicing and maintaining front and rear brake systems and all accompanying brake system components like brake pads, brake shoes, parking brakes, rotors, drums, and hydraulic systems.
If you experience any of the above signs or symptoms of bad brakes, like unusual squealing or grinding noises, contact us right away to have your brakes inspected immediately.
Call us at 970-484-6255 and schedule your brake repair appointment today!
What are some brake repair warning signs?
Various signs may indicate issues with your brakes and the need for maintenance. If you experience any of the following, or anything else out of normal with your brakes, contact us today. Never hesitate when it comes to your brake system.
Grinds or Squeals: If your brakes grind or squeal when in use, then it may be that your brake pads are worn and require replacement.
Pulling to one side while braking: If your vehicle pulls to one side when braking, this could point to worn brakes, a malfunctioning caliper, or low brake fluid in the brake lines.
Brake pedal feels spongy: If your brake pedal presses down very easily, this could be what is also called spongy brakes. This may indicate that too much air is in the hydraulic brake lines.
Brake service indicator light: In some cases, your vehicle’s electronic diagnostic system will display a service indicator light on the dashboard, calling attention to a potential brake issue. These lights come on for a reason. Follow their advice and bring your vehicle to your local brake repair shop ASAP.
While these are some of the most common signs of potential problems with your vehicle’s brake system, there could be others. Anything unusual is worth having checked out. Noticing these signs of faulty or failing brakes and seeking out local brake repair shops right away will save you money down the line and keep your car safely on the road.