OF BRAKE REPAIR
Bad brakes display warning signs for impending brake maintenance. For
example, if your brakes squeal or grind when in use, then your brake pads
may be worn and require replacements. If your vehicle pulls to one side
when braking, then this may point to worn brakes, a malfunctioning
caliper, or low brake fluid in the brake lines. If your brake pedal
presses down too easily—also known as “spongy” brakes—then this may be an
indication of too much air in the hydraulic brake lines. Sometimes, your
vehicle’s electronic diagnostic system will alert you to a potential brake
issue by a service indicator light (see below) on the dashboard. While
these are only some of the most common signs of potential problems with
your vehicle’s brake system, noticing these signs of faulty brakes and
seeking out a brake service can save you money down the line. Our staff in
Redmond Washington is trained in maintaining and servicing front and rear
brake systems and all accompanying brake system components like brake
pads, brake shoes, parking brakes, rotors, drums, and hydraulic systems.
If you experience any of the above signs or symptoms of bad brakes, like
unusual squealing or grinding noises, then contact us online or call us
today to have your brakes inspected immediately.
Warning signs include:
Squealing or grinding noises when
using brakes. This could mean your brakes need to be adjusted or that your
brake pads are worn and need replacement.
Your dashboard's Anti-lock Braking
System (ABS) light turns on. This indicates that your brake fluid is low.
You may have a leak in your brake line. Get it inspected.
While braking, your car pulls to one
side. This means that your brakes need adjustment, there is brake fluid
leakage, or your brakes are worn out and need replacement.
Your brakes are hard to press down or
feel "spongy." Usually this means air has gotten into your brake lines or
you may have low brake fluid.
When applying your brakes, your
steering wheel, brake pedal, or entire vehicle begins to shake. If this
happens, your brake rotors could be warped and need replacement.
you notice any brake warning signs, contact our professional staff by
phone, or email, immediately and we'll take care of it.
- Dashboard Warning Light
The Brake Light can be activated for a number of reasons. The
simplest cause is that the parking brake is engaged. If the brake
light is still illuminated after the parking brake has been fully
disengaged, there could be a more serious issue. Lack of hydraulic
pressure or a low fluid level due to leaking will both generate your
Brake Light – and both issues indicate an immediate need for
service. Brake fluid leaks are particularly dangerous as they can
cause your brakes to fail and contaminate different components of
your brake system. Make sure your brakes are still stopping your
vehicle if you are attempting to drive. If there is no brake
pressure at all, it is safest to stop driving and call for a tow.
Anti-Lock Brake System Light
The Anti-Lock Brake System Light, also known as the ABS Light,
indicates that there is a malfunction in your vehicle’s anti-lock
brake system. The malfunction is logged by your vehicle’s onboard
computer system and the applicable OBD2 codes are readable only with
diagnostic tools. Issues triggering your Anti-Lock Brake System
Light can range in nature from a dirty wheel sensor to loss of
voltage. When the ABS light triggers, your anti-lock brake system
disengages and does not turn back on until your vehicle is serviced.
Even if the ABS light is on, you should have normal brake pedal and