Safety First with Brakes

Posted on July 28, 2009 @ 9:07 pm

There are a lot of parts to your car you need to keep an eye on. In today’s times when autos have everything automatically, most of the times your cars maintenance gets neglected.  Believe me I have seen it all owning a San Diego auto repair shop.

After all, with cars that used to be cheap cars, like Hyundai’s being state of the art driving machines, it is easy to think nothing can go wrong with them.

That is a huge mistake.  There are still going to be parts of your car that need to be paid attention to and maintained.  Most people take care of oil changes and things like that.  Although that is vital for the life of your automobile, most people forget their brakes.  Which is of extreme importance to their life and their family’s lives.

So let’s take a look at your brakes and knowing when it is time to change them because they have become unsafe.

First symptom of brakes that need to be changed are when they are grinding or scratching.  Usually this is a sign of the metal plates being gone that are supposed to hold the brake pads and now it rubs against the rotor.  This is not a good sign and you want to have your brakes replaced as soon as possible.

Second symptom is when your brakes make a loud screeching or a high pitch noise.  This is caused by a condition called glazed.  This happens if a person uses the brakes excessively which causes the rotors to get too hot.  The rotors are then burned.  

You fix this by going to a brake shop like my San Diego brake shop.

A third condition that happens to your brakes is vibrations.  If you have warped rotors and drums, braking will cause a vibration.   This occurs because of excessive heat and this makes them lose shape.  If this occurs, you have to replace your rotor.

The last problem to take notice of is when your brakes start to pull.  What happens is when you brake, your vehicle pulls in one direction.  This occurs when the brake calipers are not being applied evenly.  A fluid leak is what causes this.  To find out which side is leaking, you are going to need a mechanic to take a look at it.  You take care of this by having the caliper replaced and getting all the air out of the brakes.

These are the regular issues that happen with brakes.  When this does happen you need a shop that fixes brakes like we fix San Diego brakes.

When you realize it’s your brakes that stop you from accidents, you never want to neglect this part of your car’s maintenance.

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