Loveland, Ohio
301 Loveland Madeira Rd.
Loveland, OH 45140

Signs That a Car Needs New Brakes From Ken Marcotte’s Professional Auto Service July 17, 2015

Loveland, Hamilton
Signs That a Car Needs New Brakes From Ken Marcotte’s Professional Auto Service, Loveland, Ohio

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

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Ken Marcotte's Professional Auto Service
3 Car Maintenance Tasks to Complete Before Your Next Road Trip, Loveland, Ohio
As temperatures start to warm up, more people make plans for fun spring break trips with family or friends. Often, getting to the desired destination will involve a road trip. But more
3 Reasons to Schedule Routine Oil Changes, Loveland, Ohio
Motor oil is like the blood for your engine; it keeps components cool and lubricated to prevent damage. The liquid degrades over time, which is why you should stick to a regular oil more
Common FAQ About Winter Tires & Tread Safety, Loveland, Ohio
During the winter, when icy roads and sudden snow flurries make driving treacherous, having the right tires are more important than ever. Worn-out or out-of-season tires can make it more
Why Does Cold Weather Reduce Tire Pressure?, Loveland, Ohio
Waking up on a frosty morning to find your windshield coated with a thin sheet of ice is a common occurrence for car owners. But there’s another side effect of cold weather that isn’ more
How Often Do You Need Oil Changes?, Loveland, Ohio
When it comes to how often you need to change your oil, there are several different opinions on the matter. Time and mileage are certainly determining factors, but the oil type& more