North Madison, Ohio
6797 Chapel Rd.
Madison, OH 44057
(440) 428-2677

5 Signs You Need Immediate Brake Repair From Madison Muffler & Auto April 25, 2016

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5 Signs You Need Immediate Brake Repair From Madison Muffler & Auto, North Madison, Ohio

When you're driving at freeway speeds and need to stop quickly, faulty brakes can be the mean the difference between life and death. Madison Muffler and Auto outside of Cleveland, OH, offers expert brake repair and car maintenance services. There are several ways beyond an illuminated brake light to indicate you need brake repair.

This auto repair shop has put together these warning signs that your brakes require immediate servicing:

  • High-Pitched Squeal: Your brake system was designed to make a piercing, high-pitched squeal when it requires brake repair. Another important sound you might hear is the grinding of the metal calipers on the metal rotors, which indicates that your brake pads are worn through.

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  • Thinned Brake Pads: If you can see through the spokes of your wheels, you can probably see how thick your brake pads are. They should be at least a quarter of an inch thick. If they're thinner than that, or appear to have other irregularities, then you need professional brake service.
  • Uneven Braking: Sometimes a stuck caliper can cause your vehicle to pull to the side while braking or accelerating. There are many other causes for your calling pulling too, including uneven tire pressure. To find out for sure if you need brake repair, stop by your local auto repair shop.
  • Vibrating Brake Pedals: If your brake pedal pulses similarly to antilock brakes performing an emergency stop but during normal braking, you could have warped rotors. This kind of problem is likely if you've been hauling heavy weight, making frequent stops, or driving down steep grades. If you're getting strange vibrations, stop by Madison Muffler and Auto for immediate brake repair.

Need brake repair, a tune up, or just a simple oil change near Madison, OH? Stop by Madison Muffler and Auto, or call (440) 428-2677 for a quote. You can also visit their website to learn more about their services and certifications.