At some point, you may find yourself behind the wheel, puzzled by the reflection of your car in a storefront window or another vehicle’s reaction, realizing your brake lights are not working. Driving with bad brake lights is a safety hazard. The good news is that the common reasons brake lights don’t work can easily be fixed.
Brakes are a crucial component of your car, but they are sometimes neglected until a significant issue arises. Since brakes and brake pads are pivotal for your vehicle’s safety, waiting until they malfunction is dangerous. It’s essential to stay alert to the signs that suggest you may need brake service. Here are the top ten indicators suggesting your car requires brake service.
Vehicle braking systems are hydraulic, meaning they work by pushing pressurized fluid through the brake line to apply stopping power. Sometimes an air bubble will form within a brake line and cause them to feel spongy or take longer to stop the vehicle. The process of removing air from the hydraulic brake system is called bleeding.
If your brakes make noise when you press the pedal, they are trying to tell you something. Some sounds can indicate that your brake pads are worn out, and others can hint that damage has been dealt over time. It’s best not to ignore brake noise if you hear it. Bring your vehicle into our shop instead to have our technicians diagnose the sound and offer our recommendation for what repairs are needed.