Our Brake Repair Services Will Boost Your Safety
Four Common Brake Issues You Need to Watch Out For
Your vehicle’s braking system is its most important safety feature. If even one component of this intricate system is damaged or worn out, it can increase your risk of an accident.
If your car is making loud squeaking sounds or your brake pedal feels “spongy,” you need to book a brake repair service appointment right away. It can be a stressful experience, especially if you don’t know what’s causing your bad brakes.
The ASE-certified technicians at Amton Auto & Truck in Tonawanda, New York, are here to help you understand common braking issues.
Here are the four most common brake problems we see at our shop.
- Spongy Brake Pedal
- Car Pulling to One Side
- Screeching Sounds
- Shaking Steering Wheel
If your brake pedal feels soft and squishy, almost like stepping on a plum, you shouldn’t drive your vehicle. It can be extremely dangerous. A leak in your braking system typically causes a soft brake pedal. Get your car towed to our shop right away.
Another brake problem that we commonly see at our shop is a car pulling to one side when the driver brakes. This can happen because of rust or corrosion. While worn-out tires or a broken belt can cause this issue, a frozen caliper is the most common culprit behind this problem. If your car pulls to one side, it’s always best to have it inspected by a team of professionals.
Is your car making shrill screeching noises when you try to brake? How about metal-on-metal grinding sounds? A loud screeching sound probably means your brake pads are worn-out. A grinding noise is an indicator of a badly worn-out pad. If you ignore this issue, it can become hazardous. If you hear anything unusual coming from your brakes, it’s time to have them checked out.
If you notice a vibrating steering wheel it can be due to warped front rotors or hot spots on your rotors. If you let your vehicle sit for too long between use, moisture can build up and cause your rotors to rust. This worn-out spot can make your brakes pulsate, leading to steering wheel issues.
Dependable Brake Repair
If your car is having brake problems, call the Amton Auto & Truck technicians in Tonawanda, New York. We can be reached at (716) 564-9010.