Warning Signs That Indicates Need Professional Brake Repair Services

  • The vehicle shakes when braking When you press the brake pedal, your car shouldn’t shake. Most cars shake when there is a mechanical issue with the rear system. However, it’s important if an experienced repair expert confirms it before the repair process begins. The expert should do a test to confirm if the rear braking system has developed a problem. You could also use the parking brake to find out if the drum system has any problem. Most repair experts would take your car to a remote place and drive at an hourly speed of 40 miles.
  • Brake pedals are soft The pedals should not be soft if the braking system is in good condition. If your brake pedal becomes soft, it would indicate a serious problem with the brakes. A pedal that sinks to the floor or gets squishy with no resistance would require brake repairs. Most pedals sink to the floor when the braking system has an external or internal leakage. The expert will look at the master cylinder to see if it’s the cause of the braking problem.
  • The steering wheel shakes All models of vehicles would show this sign whenever they develop a braking problem. The steering wheel could shake if the rotors have slight irregularities. This braking problem could also occur when the front rotors are warped, when there is excessive heat, or due to pad impressions. The rain and humidity could also cause the rotors to rust thus causing the brakes to shake. The worst thing you can do is to undermine the warning signs. Before the braking system becomes completely defective, there are warning signs such as the above mentioned. Never work on the braking system if you don’t have adequate skills to do so, or let an inexperienced repair person fix the car’s brakes. Always ensure that a professional mechanic with adequate experience in brake repairs works on your car.