Signs That Your Brake System Needs To Be Inspected And Serviced

The brake system on your car or truck needs to be ready at all times. There are some tell tale signs that the brakes need to be inspected for wear and tear. Don't let the noise, handling and the advice of a good mechanic go without taking action. If the mechanic inspects the brakes and advises there is damage to them, they should be fixed right away. Allowing the brake system to go without maintenance is just asking for a problem in the future,

Noisey or Grind Brakes

When brakes begin to make noise, that is an indication that they could fail at some point when they are really needed. If you start to hear noises under the car, you need to have the car checked out thoroughly.  The brakes are one of just a few systems that can not be ignored. Letting them go is a recipe for disaster and could result in you having an accident in the car.

Fading pedal If the pedals start feeling soft or spongy, it is time to get your brakes inspected. A fading, pulsing, or soft pedal one of the biggest indicators to a problem within the system. There may be air trapped in the system or a problem at the wheel or master cylinder in neither case, the pedal fading can cause an accident that you don't want or need. When you press the brake pedal, you expect them to be there without question.

Pumping the Pedal

If you find yourself having to pump the pedal just to get it high enough to make the brakes work, there is a problem. Typically this is because there is air in the system and it should be bleed. Air getting into the closed systems is an indication of a leaking seal or fitting somewhere.and the air leak needs to be found right away.  If it is not corrected, air will re-enter the system again after you bleed it out, causing the problem to reoccur.

Leaks Under The Car

Take the time to look carefully under the car for leaks. Look for wet areas, dripping, or signs that the lines or other components are leaking. Check the wheel cylinders by removing the wheel and opening up the brake drum to take a look inside. If any leaks are found, repair them, bleed the brake system and then test it with a drive around the block. Remember that any repair that requires opening the system means taking the time to bleed the air out of the brake system afterwards.