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Common Braking System Problems

It's important to find brake issues early on

AAMCO Lee's Summit  | 05/06/2016  | Auto Repair & Maintenance

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Common Braking System Problems

Brakes are one of the most critical systems in any vehicle. Braking systems should be checked regularly for any issues and repaired immediately, if any issues are discovered. Bad brakes not only contribute to a rough and unpleasant ride with less control but are also the cause of many terrible accidents on the road.

The first step is to correctly diagnose your braking issue. 

The second step is to repair the issue right away.

Brake Problems Compromise Safety

If you begin to notice a difference in the feel or position when you step on your brake pedal, you probably have an issue with the level of brake fluid in your lines. Depending on several factors, you might have too much, too little or even air bubbles that are reducing your braking power.

If your car is shuddering, shaking or vibrating when you brake, your disk or drum brakes may be unevenly worn or currently calibrated incorrectly.

A squealing or squeaking sound could mean that you have brake problems from excessive wear or the drum linings or disc pads should be replaced.

The Importance of Finding Brake Issues Early

All brake issues start with a small indicator of something being wrong. Whether it’s your pedal that starts to sink closer to the floor when you press it or your brakes are now squealing when you step on them hard to avoid a collision. These signs should tell you to head to your auto repair center as soon as possible

By driving “just a little bit farther” on worn or misaligned brakes can put you and others at risk and quickly turn into a much more dangerous and expensive problem. As the drums, disks and other components begin to wear out more, your stopping power will become reduced and other parts of the vehicle can be negatively affected. It’s a good idea to bring your vehicle to a professional auto repair center to be checked out and repaired right away whenever you suspect brake problems.

For all of the brake repairs and services your car, truck or SUV requires, stop in or call the brake experts at AAMCO Lee’s Summit today for a convenient appointment and get back on the road safely and quickly.

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