Signs of Bad Brakes and What They Can Do

We can’t stress enough just how important your brakes are to your vehicle. So often they are ignored by drivers every day and every day they continue to wear and get worse. Not only will the repair be more expensive the longer you wait but it could lead to an unexpected accident that no one wants to be a part of.

Servicing your brakes in a timely manner can save a lot of stress and hassle. So how can you tell if you have bad brakes? There are some very noticeable signs to look for in faulty brakes and it helps tremendously to know what they are.

It can be anything from a squeaking noise when brakes are applied to having to push harder on the brake pad to come to a complete stop to a squealing noise when driving that goes away when you apply the brake.

If you’ve noticed some of these symptoms in your brakes then it could lead to the following:

  • Brakes locking up too quickly causing skidding on slippery surfaces
  • Complete lack of braking power going downhill
  • Burning smell caused by brakes not releasing properly
  • And a myriad of others

Tip: ALWAYS apply your parking brake when parking your car. It significantly helps in keeping your rear brakes well adjusted.


Checking your brake fluid levels can help solve a lot of these problems but if you’re uncomfortable troubleshooting problems under the hood then it’s best to bring it in to 2J’s Automotive so the mechanics can look it over and give it the proper brake service and repair.

Not only will they give you a free diagnostic test ($80 value) that most other automotive shops don’t even offer, but they will make sure to service and repair your automobile in a timely manner.

Even if you’re not sure if you should bring your car in yet simply give us a call at 817-232-9866 and let us know what’s going on so we can help you out. The experts at 2J’s Automotive will make sure your car is running properly so you can get back to driving safely on the road.

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