Regular brake inspections are vital, no matter what kind of car or truck you drive. Properly functioning brakes are a necessity for safe driving, so you shouldn’t put off brake inspections and repairs. Your vehicle’s manufacturer will have a suggested schedule for brake inspections, but you should also bring your vehicle in to a San Diego mechanic as soon as you notice any signs that your brakes may be in need of repairs. Some of the signs to look and listen for are:
- A squealing or grinding sound when the brakes are engaged
- A brake pedal that needs more pressure than normal to slow and stop the vehicle
- A vibrating brake pedal or steering wheel
- A brake warning light that is on
If your vehicle is experiencing one or more of these issues, you should have your car looked at immediately. Unlike other problems that keep your vehicle from running, brake problems can keep your car from stopping, which is far more dangerous to you and other vehicles on the road. The longer you allow brake problems to persist, the worse they can become. The solution may be something as simple as adding brake fluid, or something more extensive that will require the expertise of a San Diego mechanic.
You can also bring your vehicle in to a San Diego mechanic for your vehicle’s regular brake maintenance, which is important, even if your brakes seem to be functioning properly. We can do a complete brake service for your vehicle that includes an inspection, brake rotor and drum machining, and checking the brake fluid.
If it’s time for a brake inspection according to your manufacturer’s suggestions or if you are experiencing problems with your brakes, contact one of the San Diego mechanics in our directory today.