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How Do I Know If I Need Brake Service?

The brakes are crucial when it comes to your safety while driving. You never want to find yourself in a situation where your brakes don't work. You want your car to slow or stop when you need it to, so paying attention to how your brakes perform and getting them serviced on time is key.

The question is, how do you know if you need brake service? Well, the answer is simple. Take a look at your car's owner's manual. There, you will find manufacturer recommendations including at what mileage intervals to have your car's various brake components inspected or replaced. Another way to know if you need brake service is to pay attention to how your brakes perform and to never ignore a problem when it arises.

You can also bring your car to our shop where we can look up your vehicle's manufacturer recommendations when it comes to various services such as brake pad replacement, brake rotor resurfacing, brake fluid flushes, brake line repair, brake bleeding, and more.

Here are some symptoms that are indicative of failing or bad brakes that need to be serviced:

  • You hear squealing or grinding noises when braking
  • Your car pulls to one side when you brake
  • You feel the brake pedal vibrating as you press down
  • The brake pedal feels very soft or spongy or goes to the floor
  • The brake pedal needs to be "pumped"
  • It takes longer for your vehicle to slow or stop

The issues listed above are all signs that your car needs brake service. When you find that your car needs brake service, you can turn to the experts here at our auto repair. Our experts know what to look for, and how to repair your car's braking system if need be. The better you take care of your brakes and stay on top of your braking system maintenance, the safer you'll be on the road.

When you need brake service, bring your car to J & F Motors Ltd! Our ultimate goal is to ensure your safety on the road with working brakes.

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