Brakes are a normal wear and tear item for any vehicle and eventually they’re going to need to be replaced. For scheduling maintenance, check your vehicle’s braking system every 6 to 12 months to be on the safe side. A thorough brake inspection should include; brake lining wear, level of the brake fluid, rotor thickness and condition of rotor, wear and tear on hoses and brake lines, rear brake and brake warning lights, as well as taking the vehicle for a test drive to detect other possible brake system problems.
If your car is swerving to the left or right, or if you hear weird noises when you apply the brakes, you should examine your brakes. Other warning signs include a dash brake warning light, brake grabbing, weak pedal feel, vibration, hard pedal feel and scratching sounds.
There are a variety of factors that affect brake wear include driving habits, the type of conditions, vehicle type and the quality of the brake pad material. Always schedule routine brake inspections or any needed repair, such as letting the brake pads get to the metal on metal point, which can be potentially dangerous and lead to more problems and costly repairs for more parts that a damaged.
A proper operating brake system assists in safe vehicle operation and control under a variety of driving conditions and road surfaces. Motorists can put an end to any potential brake system problems by recognizing the signs and noise that their brake system may need maintenance or replacements.
For quality assistance with your vehicles brakes and how they should work, visit Global Vehicle Testing today and get your vehicle back in shape to be safer on our roads.