Cat’s Automotive Repair in Fremont, CA, can help with all of your brake repair and service needs. Your brakes are one of the most important safety features on your vehicle. Driving with inefficient brakes not only puts you at risk, but it puts your passengers, and other drivers on the road at risk as well! At Cat’s Automotive Repair, we use only the highest quality parts during repairs, and only let the most skilled, ASE Certified Mechanics handle your brake system. With our years of expertise and dedication to superior service, we’re proud to stand behind our brake repairs with a 12 month/12,000 mile warranty.
Signs Your Vehicle Needs Brake Repair
Sometimes, needing your brakes serviced can be obvious. Many cars today have a light on the dash that indicates when it’s time to have your brakes checked. Other physical signs your automobile may exhibit that indicate it’s time to take you car to be checked out by an auto repair professional are your brakes not responding well, or the ability to be able to push the brake pedal all the way to the floor.
However, some symptoms of poor, unhealthy brakes can be more subtle. We’ve compiled a list of a few more subtle indications your brakes might need service.
- A high-pitched squeal when you apply the brake. When your brakes become extensively worn, and your brake pads begin to rub against your rotor, it emits a shrill, squeaking noise.
- If your vehicle is pulling to one side while you’re braking. This could mean your brakes are wearing unevenly or you have a collapsed brake hose.
- Your brake pad feels “spongy” when applied. A spongy brake pedal could mean air has gotten into your brake lines or you might be low on brake fluid.
- You hear a grinding or scraping noise. It’s possible something is lodged inside your brakes. It could also be the disc and the caliper rubbing together, indicating that you have worn the brakes down completely, and are in immediate need of new ones.
- Your brake pedal is vibrating. If your brake pedal is vibrating, either during motion or while idle, it could mean your vehicle is out of alignment, or that your rotors are warped.