Noisy Brakes Should Never be Ignored
Faulty brakes are hard to miss. They’re usually one of the easier things to spot when something is going wrong with your car. Brake pads wear out over time and when you eventually apply the brake pedal you’re going to hear a squeaking or grinding noise coming from the front of your car.
This is the first sign that your brake pads need to be serviced and more than likely replaced. How you drive largely effects how frequently you will need to have them checked out. If you are a more aggressive driver and tend to brake rather hard a lot of the times then your brakes will wear out much quicker.
A more conservative driver’s brakes will last longer but the bottom line is once you hear them squeaking and grinding it’s time to get them taken care of. The main culprit is usually worn down brake pads but there are still a number of problems that can arise.
- Low Brake Fluid – Always check your fluid levels and top it off if necessary
- Dirty or Contaminated Brake Fluid – Air can seep through holes and cracks and it must be replaced with new fluid
- Bad Brake Disc – Check your discs, if they appear to be bad or dirty then they can cause your car to brake unevenly
Like most anything concerning your vehicle, the longer you wait to have it serviced, the more expensive and severe the problem is going to be. All of things that could happen to your car brakes aren’t one you want to skip out on either since not only your car but your life is at risk if the problem gets worse.
Bring your car in to 2J’s Automotive and let the professional mechanics service your brake problems for you. They can give you a free diagnostic test (valued at $80) and find out the precise location of the problem your car is having. Set up an appointment to come see us or call us at 817-232-9866. Phones are answered around the clock!