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Have you been noticing the brakes on your vehicles sticking recently? Been hearing squealing sounds when you apply your brakes? Driving a vehicle with faulty or failing brakes is extremely dangerous and not something we would ever advise doing. At Mighty Auto Pro, we’ve been providing the good people of Medina, OH, with our automotive maintenance services for years and wanted to talk about a few different signs your vehicle might need some new brakes.
When you push your foot down on the brake pedal, you want to feel the brakes being applied, and it can be a scary situation if that doesn’t happen. Sometimes when a vehicle’s brakes start to fail, you’ll notice them become less responsive. Your vehicle will still halt when you push the pedal down, but it will be slower and likely more gradual. Failing to have your brakes replaced when they’ve become less responsive isn’t a wise move, as they will only become less and less responsive.
While driving, have you noticed your vehicle pulling either left or right? If so, it may be because your brake linings are wearing unevenly, or it could indicate that there is a foreign contaminant in your brake fluid. A vehicle pulling to one side could also be caused due to your wheels falling out of alignment. If your vehicle has been pulling to one side, you should bring it by a professional auto-mechanic, and they should be able to advise you on what is causing it.
The application of your brakes should feel smooth. If they’ve been feeling tough, or like they’re grinding, there’s something wrong with your brakes. Grinding brakes most likely indicate that your brake pads have become worn down, though it could also mean there is metal-on-metal contact someplace else.
Have you recently noticed that your brake pedal has been vibrating when you press it? If so, this could be an indication that your rotors have become warped. The vibrations caused by a warped rotor can feel similar to what it feels like to panic stop in a vehicle outfitted with anti-lock brakes.
If you take care of your vehicle, it’s going to take care of you. Properly maintaining your vehicle will help keep you safe on the road and keep your vehicle on the road longer. The easiest way to ensure your vehicle is in tip-top condition is to have it regularly looked at by an experienced Medina, OH, automotive technician. At Mighty Auto Pro, we employ a team of highly skilled mechanics, each member of which is capable of repairing/replacing your brakes or performing any automotive service you might need. We look forward to working with you and working on your vehicle! We can be reached at 330-723-6692, or you can schedule an appointment online.