Be Aware Of Brake Problems

images-29.jpgSince your car carries precious cargo, you need to be aware of its safety features.  One aspect of safety that people often ignore is the brake system.  That is, until a major problem arises.  Don’t find yourself stuck on the side of the road calling your road service program, look out for the following brake problems.

If you hear grinding or squealing you need to have your brakes looked at.  This often indicates that brake pads are worn or glazed.  Unfortunately, many motorists wait until the grinding sound is heard, which means the brakes have already worn into the rotors.  If you wait for the grinding noise there will be financial consequences.

The cause of the brake pedal pulsating is heat and wear.  Heat and wear will make the brake rotor or drum thin out.  Usually, this means that brakes need to be replaced.

If you hear clicking while braking your brake pads are loose and need to be replaced.  The factory puts “anti-rattle” devices to stop the clicking noise, but they break over time.

Brakes are an important safety feature in your vehicle and shouldn’t be ignored.  Look for these warning signs so that you don’t end up on the side of the road calling for emergency auto assistance.

Posted on Saturday, April 4th, 2009 at 7:59 pm In Road Service  

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