Understanding Different Brake Issues
Here at Bruno’s Automotive in Fayetteville, North Carolina, we are no stranger to the braking systems of a vehicle. Much like other components in a car, the brake system is complex. When you engage the brake pedal, an assembly line of steps occurs within the system to engage your vehicle’s stopping power. Because there are small, large, supportive, and active parts that comprise the system, it’s not uncommon for something to go awry and warrant brake repair—it’s simple physics. For example, brake pads wear over time due to use, needing to be replaced. If they aren’t replaced promptly, the rotors can then become compromised. A brake fluid leak can happen, which is most commonly found in the calipers, brake lines, or master cylinder. If it’s repairable, we can patch it up for you. Otherwise, we will need to replace the piece as part of our brake repair process. Additional brake problems include (but are not limited to) warped rotors, air in the system, worn brake linings, and a bad wheel cylinder. No matter what the issue may be, we’ll accurately inspect, diagnose, and treat it here in our auto shop.
Common Signs Of Brake Problems
When it comes to your brake system, we don’t recommend leaving anything up to chance. As soon as you notice a shift from your normal braking patterns, note the concern and bring it to the professionals in our brake repair facility. Because you use your brakes so frequently, it’s often easy to tell when something is out of the ordinary. Several indicators point to a brake problem. If you sense vibrations or a threatening grinding sound, it’s most likely your car brakes flagging down your attention. If you notice an odor, shaking, or softer resistance when braking, tend to your brakes immediately. Other signs of brake problems are aplenty: a soft or spongy brake pedal, pulsation from the pedal, squealing or squeaking, and a scraping sound. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for steering wheel vibration and your vehicle pulling to one side since these can also indicate a brake issue. For further information on common brake problems and their associated signs, reach out to our brake repair experts today.
How To Care For Your Brakes
There are two main aspects of brake care to keep in mind: maintenance and driving habits. Brake maintenance consists of general and routine inspections of the system and its components, brake fluid exchanges, and brake line bleeding. Of course, remaining vigilant when it comes to brake repair is also essential to maintaining the integrity of your brake system. Your braking habits also play a big role in how well your system fares. For example, avoid braking hard in short distances and in stop-and-go traffic conditions (unless you do not have a choice). Additionally, do not drive with both feet, coast to slow down until you need to brake, and don’t carry large loads unless necessary. To learn more about your brake system, tips for long-lasting brakes, our brake repair services, and answers to any questions you may have, call us today at (910) 864-6527. Bruno’s Automotive is located at 6017 Yadkin Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28303 in Fayetteville, North Carolina.