The brakes are an important part of your vehicle. As you apply your brakes, you may begin to notice some signs that they need to be repaired or replaced. You should have your vehicle taken in as soon as possible for a brake inspection so you can avoid any serious issues. Having the brakes inspected regularly can help prevent a costly repair bill if something would happen unexpectedly.
While applying the brakes you may hear a squealing or grinding noise. You may even feel a vibration against the pedal when you apply the brakes. The noise you hear is a metal on metal sound that serves as a warning about the brake pads. When the brake pads get worn down to the wear indicator level, they will also make the squealing noise. If the brake pads are not replaced shortly, then each time you apply the brakes you are wearing the material off, leaving them in an unsafe condition. You could also be causing wear to your rotors, calipers, or wheel cylinders.
You may feel the brakes grabbing or pulling to one side or another when you apply them. The brake pedal may vibrate slightly or obviously, depending on the severity of it. In some cases to get the brakes to work, you may notice that the brake pedal almost needs to be touching the floorboards. Usually, the front brakes wear out before the rear brakes do. We can inspect the vehicle for you to ensure it is working properly and at top performance levels. This can help you to have a safe and reliable vehicle when you drive.