Don’t risk your safety by driving with bad brakes
We all know that if your brakes are malfunctioning, you’re in extreme danger. However, do you know all the symptoms of bad brakes? The odd noises, the shaky stops, etc? If you think your brakes may be acting up, you need to see a professional mechanic immediately. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Being able to recognize when your brakes are in need of a checkup is the first step! If you have reason to believe your brakes are on their way out, bring your vehicle in to Havoline Xpress Lube of Kernersville. We’ll get your brakes tuned up and you back on the road in no time!
How do brakes work?
Your brakes are connected to a rotor, which is connected to the wheel of your vehicle. When you engage your brakes, a brake pad uses friction to press on the rotor and slow its motion. This eventually brings your vehicle to a complete stop. Simple, right? Unfortunately, these simple parts of your vehicle can cause a lot of problems if they malfunction. Fortunately, however, it is easy to recognize the symptoms of bad brakes to know when it’s time to see a professional mechanic.
Know the symptoms of bad brakes
One of the most telling and familiar symptoms of bad brakes is that they make noises that will get your attention. Squeaking or scraping sounds are almost definite indicators that part of your brakes are bad. Whether it’s the brake pad or rotors of your brake system, it is time to bring your car in to Xpress Lube for a professional opinion. Another of the most telling symptoms is shaking. If you feel your vehicle shake when you apply the brakes, there is a good chance your brakes are wearing out. These are signs and symptoms you can feel within your car. You can also take a visual glance at your brakes to get a better idea of what could be wrong.
Your brakes are visible through your tires
Look behind the tires at the brake pads of your car. If you notice any visible wear and tear on your rotor or brake pads, it’s time to have them replaced. The wear and tear can come in the form of scratches or obvious warping on the rotor, or obvious wearing down on the brake pads themselves. Your brake pads should appear thick; if they look thinned out, they need replacing. The longer you go without replacing, the longer you put yourself, passengers and other drivers on the road at risk. Keep yourself and everyone around you safe by making sure your brakes are fully functioning at all times. Come to Xpress Lube of Kernersville and let us help!
#1 in customer service in Kernersville and beyond
Havoline Xpress Lube of Kernersville has made a name for itself by offering top of the line products and great service at affordable prices. It’s true that if you’re in the Kernersville, High Point, Greensboro, Winston-Salem or surrounding areas, there’s no better place to go than Xpress Lube. Get back on the road feeling safe and secure when you come to us for any repair or maintenance job!