Do You Know How to Tell if You Need New Brakes?

Sun Auto Service Expert, published on 06/08/2015

Do you know the signs to determine if you need your brakes repaired? Brakes very rarely stop working out of nowhere. In fact, your brakes give you hints when they begin to wear and need servicing. It’s important to know the subtle signs of brake wear to help detect potential issues with your brakes.

Brake issues usually arise from standard wear and tear that occurs over time. As you drive your vehicle, you’ll experience slight yet noticeable changes in the car’s performance when you apply the brakes that will help indicate it’s time for an inspection. Here are a few signs to help tell if you need your brakes serviced:

  1. If you hear any type of grinding or squeaking noise when you press the brake pedal
  2. If you feel a change in tension when you apply the brakes
  3. If your vehicle seems to nose dive first when activating the brakes
  4. If the brake pedal pulsates when you apply the brakes
  5. If your vehicle pulls to the right or left when the brakes are applied

It is safe to say that any of the above signs indicate a need for a brake inspection. Additionally, if you experience any noticeable changes, it’s time to have your vehicle examined by brake repair experts - like the experts at any of our Sun Auto Service locations.

It’s important to take the time to really pay attention to your vehicle and how the brakes are functioning on a regular basis. By taking note of how they typically feel or operate, you’ll be able to easily notice changes in their performance – making it easier to determine when to service your brakes.

The best way to avoid costly, unnecessary brake repairs is to have your brakes inspected at each scheduled oil change. So if you have any concerns about your brakes, consult one of our ASE certified technicians and we will provide brake repair recommendations to get you back on the road quickly.