Brake repair is one element of vehicle ownership where you never want to cut corners. Replacing your brake pads when needed can extend the life of the entire braking system and is fairly inexpensive. But if there are related issues such as a leaking master cylinder, damaged calipers or bad rotors, the repairs could end up costing a lot more.
When discussing your options with a professional auto technician, be sure to mention any telltale vibrations or noises because these are symptoms of worn or failing brakes.
- A low, grinding sound while applying the brakes typically indicates that the pads have worn away to the point that they are not coming into even contact with the rotor surface, or that the actual assembly is grinding against the rotor.
- Squealing when applying brakes also means it’s time to visit a brake repair shop. Many manufacturers of parts engineer brakes to make a high-pitched squeal to indicate it’s time to replace worn pads in order to prevent potential damage to the rotors, which would result in unsafe conditions.
- A shuddering or vibrating sensation when braking can occur if you have ignored or overlooked more minor noises. If the components are worn to the extent that they are producing shudders or vibrations, have a brake repair mechanic inspect the system because damaged components are very unsafe.
Since 1979, our team at Scotty Muffler & Auto Repair has been providing honest and dependable services in the Lake Alfred area of Florida. Our certified technicians will have your truck or car back on the road in no time!