How To Tell if Your Vehicle Needs New Brakes?

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Signs of Failing Brakes

Every vehicle needs properly working brakes for obvious reasons as they are the only part of your vehicle that helps you slow down and come to a complete stop. Just imagine what you would do if your vehicle had no brakes. For this reason, it is important to have properly working brakes that you can trust will help slow you down and bring your vehicle to a stop. Here, you’ll find some tips on how to tell if your vehicle needs new brakes.

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Top 3 Signs Your Brakes Are Failing

If you pay attention to your vehicle, it will let you know if there is a problem or about to be a problem. Here, you’ll find the top three signs your brakes are beginning to fail, so you’ll know what to look out for when it happens.

  1. Grinding Sound. If you notice a grinding, squealing or squeaking sound when you press the brake pedal, it’s a sign that your vehicle requires new brakes. When brake pads reach the end of their life cycle, this is usually the first sign, so keep your ears open and you’ll know when it’s time for new brakes.
  2. Vibration. If you press your vehicle’s brakes and notice they vibrate or pulsate, this is one of the three signs your brakes are failing. With this instant feedback, you’ll know when to replace your brakes.
  3. Pulls to One Side. If your vehicle pulls to one side when braking, chances are you need new brakes. This pulling to one side when braking is common when your vehicle’s brake lining is wearing down unevenly compared to the other side.

Have you noticed any of the three signs above? If so, it’s time to have your vehicle’s brakes checked or replaced. Visit or contact your local automotive service professionals at Bannister Honda, today, to have your brakes checked. If they need to be replaced, you can count on our expert technicians to complete the job professionally and quickly.

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