Troubleshoot Common Brake Problems

Detecting a problem with your brakes usually isn’t a hard thing to do. Every time you drive your vehicle you use your brakes multiple times so when something goes wrong with them it doesn’t take long to notice. The sooner you notice the problem with your brakes the better because if the problem gets to be too severe the services and repairs can be rather costly.

A common indicator that your brakes need to be looked at is if you start to hear a grinding or screeching sound whenever you apply your brakes. At first you might notice this only in the morning or in cold weather but it’s an early indicator that something needs to be fixed or replaced.

Note: If you catch it early enough the repair won’t be that expensive. Most of the time your brake rotors or pads need to be resurfaced or replaced.

Sometimes drivers will complain about how the brake pedal feels when they apply it. Another common problem that can occur is the brake pedal goes down too far when being pressed. This can make the driver very uncomfortable since it can feel like the car doesn’t want to stop.

The best way to combat this problem is to make sure your brake fluid levels are where they should be. If the problem persists or you notice the car even moves a bit further when the brakes are fully applied then the brake pads/shoes may be worn out.

Another common problem that occurs with brakes is when braking the pedal, or even the entire vehicle, will vibrate. This is usually a sign your rotors are warped caused by overheating. Sometimes it could be a problem with your alignment but if you’re even unsure then bring it in to the experts who can take care of it at 2J’s Automotive.

The mechanics at 2J’s Automotive can give you a free diagnostic test that most other places won’t even offer and find out what exactly is wrong with your brakes. They will inform you of the issue and offer recommended services and repairs so you can drive safely and securely on the open road.

Give us a call at 817-232-9866 to make an appointment or if you have any questions regarding your car brake system.

2 responses to “Troubleshoot Common Brake Problems”

  1. Grace Dressler says:

    2 Lights on my dash won’t go off. One is the ! (brake?) light and one is P (PARKING LIGHT)The brakes aren’t working right, and when you step on the brakes you hear air.

    • admin says:

      The best thing to do is bring the car by the shop and let us do some FREE initial diagnostics to determine what the problem is and what needs to be done the fix the problem. Brakes are nothing to ignore because if you loose your brakes there is no stopping the vehicle. If you do loose your brakes try to slowly applying your parking brake.

      Thanks
      Jay Tims
      http://www.2jsautomotive.com

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