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5 Signs You Need to Take Your Car In For Brake Services
Woodchester Infiniti is the preferred Infiniti dealership in Mississauga, Ontario. We also serve the surrounding areas of Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Hamilton, and George Town. Our dealership offers many services to ensure your vehicle is operating optimally.
Maintenance & Service
Maintaining a vehicle is essential for several reasons. First, if you need a vehicle that will run well for years, you need to be aware of potential problems. You need to fix problems when they're small rather than waiting for them to get bigger. Since many parts work together to function, a failing part must be replaced before it damages other components, making your vehicle unsafe to drive. For instance, some brake problems need to be addressed right away to maintain a safe driving vehicle. These are five of the most prominent signs that you should have your brakes checked.
Squeaking While Braking
Suppose you hear a squeaking sound, especially while braking; that's a good indication that you have a problem with your brake pads or rotors. When the brake pads begin to wear thin, the calipers rub against the rotors, causing a metallic squeaking sound.
If you've let the squeaking go on for a long time, then you might start to hear grinding noises because the brake pads are completely worn through, causing the calipers to rub directly on the rotors. It would be best to visit the mechanic right away because this is when you will likely have significant damage to other parts of the braking system.
Spongy Brake Pedal
If you notice that you have to push your brake pedal all the way down to the floor to get any braking response, you likely have something wrong with your brakes. A failing brake hose usually causes this issue, but it's also possible that air entered the hydraulic hose. When the brake hose leaks, it affects the brake system's pressure, leading to a spongy brake pedal. It's best practice to avoid driving a car with a spongy brake pedal, as it compromises the vehicle's stopping power.
Wobbling While Braking
If you notice that your car is vibrating or wobbling while you're braking, you might have a rotor that hasn't worn evenly. As the calipers press the brake pads against the rotors, your car slows down, but sometimes a failing caliper can put more pressure on one side of the brake pads warping the rotors.
Car Pulling to One Side
If the calipers aren't applying even pressure on both sides, it's possible to have pulling to one side, and you should get this fixed immediately.
Schedule an Appointment
If you need to schedule a service appointment, Contact Us today. Our Service Centre is here for you whenever you notice a sign you may need brake service.