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4 Signs You Need Brake Repairs November 6, 2017

Newark, Licking
4 Signs You Need Brake Repairs, Newark, Ohio

Your vehicle’s brake system is responsible for your safety on the road, as well as that of other drivers, so it’s important to ensure it’s functioning properly. Brown’s Transmission Services & Full Service Auto Repairs in Newark, OH, understands that without a trained eye, determining when you need brake repairs is difficult. Below, they share a few tips to help you identify failing brakes. 

How to Tell You Need Brake Repairs 

1. Steering Wheel Pulling

Take note if your car pulls to one side or another by itself or when you apply pressure to your brake pedal. This problem is due to either uneven wear and tear on your brakes or insufficient fluid. 

2. Vibration While Slowing Down 

When you slow down by applying pressure to your brakes, your car should do so smoothly and evenly; any deviation from the norm is a warning sign there’s a problem. If you notice a vibrating sensation either on the pedal or the steering wheel while slowing down, you likely need new brake pads or repairs. 

3. Unusual Noises 

brake-repairs​​​​​​​Your brake pads are equipped with a small piece of metal designed to scrape along your vehicle’s brake rotors to alert you when they’re worn down and need to be changed. If you keep hearing unusual screeching or grinding noises when you apply pressure to the brakes, this may be the reason why. 

​​​​​​​4. Slow Response 

Your brake system is designed to stop on a dime. However, when you have brake issues, it often results in a delayed response when you press on the pedal. 

Bring your vehicle in at the first sign of brake trouble to avoid collisions and costly brake repairs. If you live in Licking County, call the professionals from Brown’s Transmission Services & Full Service Auto Repairs today at (740) 522-4459 to schedule an appointment. You can also visit them online for a closer look at their auto maintenance and transmission services. 

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