If there is one car repair that should never, ever be ignored, it’s the brakes. While it may be tempting to put off this particular fix, postponing a brake job can not only make the repairs more expensive, it can make a vehicle more dangerous to drive in the meantime. Ken Marcotte’s Professional Auto Service in Loveland wants all drivers to be as safe as possible; the experienced and professional mechanics at the shop recommend replacing a car's brakes when any of the following signs occur:
- The brake pedal pulsates when the driver presses on it. Also, if the car pulls to one side of the road when the brakes are applied (and without turning the steering wheel), it could mean it’s time for new brake pads.
- If the brakes make a clicking noise, it’s an indicator that the current pads need to be replaced. Likewise, if the brakes make a screeching sound when depressed, new brake pads are needed. This can be confirmed visually by peering at the brakes through the spokes of the wheel. If there is less than ¼ an inch of pad, or if there are deep grooves visible in the rotor, the pads need to be replaced. If there’s a grinding noise, however, it means the pads are beyond replacing and the rotors will also need to be replaced.
For more information on automotive repair and car maintenance in the Loveland area, including brake pads and rotor replacement, reach out to the experts at Ken Marcotte’s Professional Auto Service at (513) 683-7852.