Your car, truck or SUV has several safety features to offer. Seat-belts and air-bags are among the first for drivers to consider when thinking which safety features are available in their vehicle. The truth is that your braking system is likely to be the most important safety feature that all vehicles have. This is because your brakes allow you to obey even the most rudimentary traffic laws and help you avoid road hazards by coming to a complete stop.
Most drivers tend to take their braking system for granted but overtime there are several factors that can impact your brakes. First of all, your brake pads are going to wear down eventually. Do not fret, this is meant to happen because your brake pads help prevent metal to metal contact. It helps reduce friction and in turn the heat that could otherwise cause components in your braking system to warp and eventually prematurely fail.
How do you know when your brake pads are starting to wear down? Your brakes tend to let you know when it is time to get a brake check. One of the early warning signs is a screech or squeal when engaging your braking system. This sound is caused by a small metal filament embedded within your brake pad. Once exposed it produces the unpleasant sound which should tell you to get your brakes checked sooner rather than later.
There are several moving components that make up your braking system, including the fluid in your brake lines. Over time, your brake fluid can become contaminated and eventually become more acidic. This acidity is detrimental to your braking system because it will slowly eat away at the vulnerable components that make up your brakes.
We can easily and quickly check your brake fluid to see if a brake flush is a wise choice for your vehicle. This type of preventative maintenance can help maintain the overall health of your brakes as well as your vehicle.
Let us know at Clarks Auto Repair anytime you experience odd symptoms when it come to your brakes, odd noises or sensations when engaging your brakes such as excessive vibrations. It is generally better to be safe than sorry where your brakes are concerned. So let us be your brake experts and we will quickly diagnose any issue you may be experiencing and get you back on the road before you know it.
Give us call with any questions you may have, schedule an appointment online for a day and time that is most convenient for you or drive on by and we will be happy to take care of all your automotive related needs.