Do you hear your brakes trying to tell you something? Listen to them!
The safety of you and your passengers rely on your brakes working properly.
Brakes eventually need to be replaced on all vehicles. Factors that can affect brake wear include the type of vehicle you have, the quality of brake lining material, conditions of where you drive, and your driving habits.
The following are common noises that you may hear from your brakes and what they may mean..
- Noise: screeching, grinding or clicking noises when applying the brakes.
- Pulling: vehicle pulls to one side while braking.
- Low Pedal: brake pedal nearly touches the floor before engaging.
- Hard Pedal: must apply extreme pressure to the pedal before brakes engage.
- Grabbing: brakes grab at the slightest touch to the pedal.
- Vibration: brake pedal vibrates or pulses, even under normal braking conditions.
- Light: brake light is illuminated on your vehicle’s dashboard.
- Movement in the Steering: while braking from high speeds the steering wheel shakes from side to side.
Keeping up with maintenance on your brakes regularly and having them serviced and checked will help you avoid costly repairs. At Casey’s, we check your brakes at every oil change interval to help avoid these extra charges.