If there are two components of your car that absolutely, positively must work at all times, it’s your engine and your brakes. Without a working engine, your car isn’t going to move anywhere anytime soon, and without properly functioning brakes, you won’t be able to stop or slow down. A car without brakes is basically just a pile of metal flying down the road at 60 miles per hour. Luckily, just like with engine trouble, there are a few signs that your car is in need of brake repair in Phoenix. Keep reading to learn what they are!
- Unresponsive pedal: A brake pedal that doesn’t respond like it once did is the first indicator that you need to have your brakes checked out. Although each car’s brakes are more or less responsive than others, you shouldn’t have to literally put the pedal to the metal to slow your car down or get it to come to a stop. Bring your car into us if you notice that you’re pressing harder and harder to slow down. You probably have some sort of issue with the brake line, brake fluid or the brake pads themselves. We’ll be able to diagnose and repair the problem and have you on your way in no time.
- Strange noises: Loud or unusual noises coming from your brakes are another sign that your brakes need to be repaired, or at least checked. We’ve all heard that car that screeches as it comes to a halt at a red light—don’t be that car! A screeching sound coming from your brakes is the first sign that the brake pad is beginning to wear down in places and requires brake repair in Phoenix. If you let the screeching go on for too long, you’ll eventually start to hear a grinding noise. A loud grinding sound is an indication that the brake pad is totally gone and you need to visit a mechanic as soon as possible.
- Vibrations: If you have a car that was built in the last few decades, it probably has an anti-lock braking system. This means that the brake pedal will begin to vibrate if your car starts to slip and slide while you’re slowing down. That’s normal. However, if you feel vibrations all the time when slowing down, not just when the roads are slick, you need to have your brakes fixed. A rapidly vibrating brake pedal can be caused by a variety of different issues. Bring your car into one of our professionals and let us diagnose and repair your brakes.
Don’t wait for one more second to have your brakes repaired! Bring your car into the specialists at S & J Auto Repair and Rental and let us diagnose and repair your braking issues. The best part is, you won’t have to wait around at our shop while we repair your vehicle if you don’t want to. You can rent one of the cars on our lot and get on with your day while we fix your brakes!