Your brakes are the single most important safety feature of your car. Ensuring your brakes are in good condition determines how quickly and effectively you are able to stop, which in the case of an emergency, can be the difference between life and death.
We often remember to have our engines serviced regularly, but servicing our brakes is equally as important. Some things that may indicate your brakes need attention are:
- Lack of grip in brakes
- Your car pulling left or right when braking
- A spongy or soft feeling when applying the brake
- Shuddering or shaking through your steering column when braking
- Screeching or high pitch noises when braking
- Your brake system warning light flashes
- Your car takes longer to come to a stop than normal
All these things and more can indicate that your brakes need a service and they should not be ignored. When you are behind the wheel you are not only responsible for your life but the life of those you share the road with and ensuring your breaks are well looked after is an important step you can take to keep yourself and others safe.
There is no set schedule as to how often you should have your brakes checked but taking notice of any unusual sounds or sensations in your brakes is often a good indicator. Your experienced auto mechanic will be able to rotate your tires, conduct a wheel alignment and at the same time, check the condition of your brake pads.
For quality brake serving and expert mechanical advice, our friendly and professional team can help. We are based in Perth and can assist with all your brake and mechanical servicing needs. Get in touch with us and don’t put off your brake service another day!