Signs That Your Vehicle Needs Brake Repair — Sunshine Auto Center

We value our customers, and we want you to travel safely. Therefore, we want to remind you of the importance of your brakes. It doesn’t matter how fast your car goes if you can’t stop it. Brakes operate using hydraulic pressure and friction. This enables your auto to stop (requiring a great deal of force) with just the tiny amount of energy you exert on the brake pedal. Brake fluid is dispatched from reservoirs through hoses to act upon the metal components at the wheels to slow and stop your car. This is true for both disc and drum brakes, even though they accomplish their tasks in slightly different ways. To ensure that your brakes work correctly and are as safe as they can be, count on Sunshine Auto Center in Pompano Beach, Florida, for all your brake repair needs.

Possible Warning Signs

Will you be able to spot brake trouble before it’s too late? Be observant of the warning signs. Squealing, squeaking, or grinding may point toward worn brake pads. They’re made of metal and sometimes scrub against other metal parts if they need replacing. Also, if the master cylinder cracks, you may have a “soft” or spongy feel underneath your foot as you depress the pedal. You might also notice a fluid leak. It’s crucial to attend to this problem right away. The master cylinder holds the brake fluid. If this liquid leaks out, you lose the ability to create the hydraulic force needed to stop your automobile. Pay close attention to where your brake pedal stops when pressed. It should stop about an inch or inch and a half from the floor in a vehicle with power brakes. If the brakes are manual, the pedal needs to stop at least 3 inches from the floor. An illuminated light on your dashboard is another indicator that you should seek service. It may point to the simple need for routine care or hint at a more severe issue. Uneven rotors (the disc where the brake pad makes contact) may present themselves through wobbling, scraping, or vibrating during braking. Stuck brake calipers or an unintentionally engaged emergency brake may emit a burning odor.

Help for Your Vehicle’s Brakes

Regardless of what signals your brakes are sending, the ASE Master certified technicians at Sunshine Auto Center could help. Since 1973, we’ve been taking good care of all makes and models with a rigorous schedule of preventive maintenance services and reputable brake repairs. Let us assist you with your ability to stop and safely continue along the way you need to go.