• PULL Car pulls to one side when brakes are applied. May be an underinflated tire – or signal impending complete brake failure.
  • GRAB “Touchy” brakes that grab with the least pressure. May indicate indicate a problem as simple as grease or oil contaminated linings – or as serious as a loose or broken component ready to fall in an emergency.
  • DRAG Sticking brakes, hot wheel or engine which seems to have lost power. Brakes may be failing to release; the condition can reverse itself, leaving you with no brakes at all.
  • SQUEAL Brakes should operate silently. Any noise – squeal, screech, grinding, groaning, chatter, clatter or bang – means your brakes need attention.
  • LOW PEDAL Pedal nearly touches floorboard before brakes function. May activate your brake warning light. Problem may require a simple adjustment – or indicate something much more serious.
  • HARD PEDAL Requires extreme pressure to make brakes function. Can indicate power brake trouble, restricted hydraulic lines, frozen calipers or wheel cylinders, or damaged brake linings.
  • VIBRATION Brake pedal, steering wheel or entire vehicle shakes, vibrates or pulsates when brake is applied. May indicate need to resurface disc brake rotors – or signal a serious problem of a loose component or faulty steering mechanism.
  • MILEAGE Brakes are “out of sight, out of mind.” Remember yours at least once a year, even if none of the above symptoms are present. A 15 –minute safety check by ours competent technicians who can alert you to problems before they become dangerous.
  • BRAKE Emergency brake is on; or you have a serious drop in WARNING LIGHT hydraulic pressure. Your brakes may be near total failure.

If you notice any of these symptoms. Give us all call and we’ll be happy to have your vehicle checked by our qualified technicians.