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Beware of These Common Warning Signs of Brake Issues

October 2nd, 2017 Salvage Hunter Auto Parts
Beware of These Common Warning Signs of Brake Issues

Your vehicle’s brakes are some of its most important safety features. Brake failures and malfunctions can cause dangerous accidents, so it’s essential for drivers to keep a close eye on the condition of their brakes. Here are some of the signs of brake issues that you should never ignore when you are behind the wheel.


Your brakes make a grinding sound.


In some cases, a grinding sound from your brakes might be a relatively minor problem; rocks and gravel can get caught in brake mechanisms and cause this sound. However, a persistent grinding, screeching sound can also be an indication that your brake pads are dangerously worn. This can cause metal-on-metal contact when you brake, and potentially do serious damage to your rotors. If you know your brake pads are getting old and you start to hear this sound, have your brakes serviced immediately.


Your brakes cause excessive vibration.


Does your vehicle begin to wobble or shake violently every time you press down on your brakes? This could mean that one or more of your brake rotors is warped. Your rotors are designed to sit parallel to their calipers so the brakes can bring your car to a smooth, even stop.  That wobbling or shaking phenomenon typically occurs when the rotors become uneven. You must get this fixed as soon as possible to stop the shaking and ensure safe braking performance.


Your brake light is on.


Your dashboard features all kinds of warning signals. Far too often, people ignore these signals because they don’t want to spend time and money dealing with them. While it might seem that ignorance is bliss, you could have a real issue on your hands if your brake light is on. Take your vehicle to a trusted mechanic to have them diagnose the problem fix any potentially dangerous brake issues.


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