Top 5 Signs That It’s Time for Brake Repair

May 25, 2018

A well-functioning set of brakes is essential for any safe vehicle. It makes sense really – a good set of brakes could be the thing that saves your life (or other people’s lives). Due to their importance, brakes can signal that they need repairing or changing in a variety of ways, so it is essential to stay aware and look out for any of these brake warning signs. If you notice any of these signs, be sure to book a mechanic appointment as soon as possible, although for a more serious car repair problem  you may want contact the services from

The ABS light comes on

If your ABS light comes on on your dashboard, it means that one of your vehicle’s braking sensors is detecting a potential problem with your anti-lock braking system. If this happens, you should visit a mechanic immediately and have the problem looked into properly. Be sure to visit an auto repair shop which uses state-of-the-art computer-based diagnostics technology, as it is incredibly accurate.

There is a grinding noise

If you hear grinding, howling, or screeching when you press the brake pedal, this is an obvious sign of trouble brewing. This is usually caused by the brake pads becoming worn down, which may result in screeching friction as the pad frame grinds against the drums or rotors.

The brake pedal feels spongy

Generally speaking, a spongy soft-feeling brake pedal suggests that your vehicle’s brake pads are worn down. This can also indicate a more serious problem, however, such as air in the brake lines or a leakage of brake fluid.

The car pulls to one side

If your call pulls to one side when you brake, it is a sign that your brake pads are wearing down at an uneven rate on either side of your vehicle. There are also more serious problems which this could indicate, such as brake fluid contaminants.

The brake pedal vibrate

If your brake pedal vibrates when you press it, this may mean that your rotors have become warped. This means that their surface is not smooth anymore, greatly reducing the braking power of your vehicle overall.

Do you think that your brakes may need tending to by a professional mechanic team? Paragon Motors offer expert auto repair services in Kelowna. Get in touch today to find out more and book an appointment.

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