BRAKE INSPECTION IN CHANTILLY & STERLING, VIRGINIA
ARE BRAKES INSPECTIONS NECESSARY?
In the Northern Virginia area, we are used to a fast-paced life on the road. With all of that daily driving, we eventually will need to come to a stop. Arguably one of the most critical parts of any automobile is the braking system, and waiting until you need new brakes, is often too late. Putting it off can be costly, as worn brakes wear on other parts like the brake rotors or discs and calipers. When the brake system components become damaged, it can cause unsafe braking conditions.
At Casey’s Automotive, when your car comes in for ANY service, we check the brakes. We believe in the importance of keeping a healthy brake system, therefore checking, repairing with high-quality parts, and maintaining your brakes takes a high priority.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY BRAKES NEED REPLACING?
Safety for those who are inside of your car or truck as well as those on the road around you relies on properly functioning brakes.
Brakes have multiple moving parts and will eventually require replacement Factors that can affect brake wear include the type of vehicle, the quality of brake lining material, driving conditions, and your driving habits.
Keeping up with maintenance on your brakes regularly and having them serviced and checked will help you avoid costly repairs. At Casey’s, we inspect your brakes at every oil change interval to help prevent these extra charges.
The following are symptoms you may experience that let you know your brakes need to be checked:
- 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.