If your vehicle’s brakes aren’t working correctly, it can pose a serious threat to your safety. The brakes are key to ensuring that your vehicle stops in time, and if they’re in disrepair, it can be a hazardous situation. Brake service should be part of your car’s regular preventative maintenance. George Automotive Services in Danville, PA has a fully trained, experienced staff of mechanics who can perform the necessary brake service and repair or inspection for your vehicle.
Signs of Brake Problems
The reason your brakes are not working as they should be the result of a leak, a broken part, or simple wear and tear. It’s important to know the signs and symptoms of a potential brake issue. A common sign is a sudden grinding, squeaking, or squealing noise that happens every time you hit the brakes. If your brake pedal feels “spongy” or you notice that your steering wheel is shaking whenever you brake, these are other common issues. When you drive at highway speeds, if your car is wobbling or pulsating, it may also be an indication there’s a problem with your brakes.
Brake service can vary from a simple inspection to the installation of new pads and shoes. You may need to have your rotors or drums resurfaced as well. Your car’s braking system also contains brake fluid. If it’s leaking or the fluid has become dirty, it may be time for a brake fluid exchange. We can remove all brake fluid, contaminants, and air and then add new, clean fluid. If you suspect you may have a leak, we’ll carefully check for any cracks, broken seals, or other common causes for brake fluid leaks and make the needed repairs.
In most cases, your brake pads or shoes are worn down. A new installation of these parts should have your brakes working as good as new. The calipers or wheel cylinders should be checked for any issues, too. A well-trained mechanic will know exactly what to look for when it comes to brake system problems. Ideally, it would help if you asked for a brake inspection every time you bring your car in for an oil change to be on the safe side.
Bring your vehicle to George Automotive Services for exceptional repair, customer service, and other vehicle services. Visit us at our Danville, PA location, or schedule an appointment for brake service today!