Why Healthy Brakes are Important
When it comes to controllable factors in driver safety, nothing is more important than your vehicle’s braking system. Built to be tight and responsive, the brakes are responsible for slowing and stopping your vehicle when you’re on the road. Without them, a pleasant drive quickly turns into a dangerous one that can lead to fatal consequences.
If your vehicle’s brakes are going bad, make sure you visit Miller’s Automotive Service in Gastonia, North Carolina. Our ASE Certified technicians and professionally trained service experts will quickly repair or replace those brakes so you can navigate Gaston County with safety and security. Whether it’s worn brake pads or a warped rotor, know that our team will handle any problem your braking system may have!
Do You Have Bad Brakes?
When it comes to maintaining your vehicle’s brakes, the best approach is to be proactive and understand the warning signs. By knowing the signs, you’ll be able to bring your vehicle into our shop early and avoid any serious issues. Curious about what some of these signs are? Don’t worry, the Miller’s Automotive team is here to help you. Here are some signs that your vehicle may be dealing with bad brakes!
Squealing & Screeching
When you hear these sounds, make sure you visit our shop soon. It indicates that the brakes pads are at the minimal level of thickness and should be replaced soon. The sounds typically come from a spring or metal “hairs” that are built into the brake pads. If left unchecked, the brake pads will completely wear out and cause metal-on-metal contact with your brake rotor. Not a good situation to be in!
If you hear this sound, please visit our shop immediately . This indicates that the brake pads have completely worn out and the metal calipers are rubbing against the metal brake rotor. This can leave deep grooves within the brake disc and even cause the brake rotor to warp, which are both expensive to repair or replace!
Your vehicle’s brakes were designed to be tight and responsive. A subtle tap to the pedal should active them immediately. If you’re pressing the brake pedal further down to activate your brakes, then you’re dealing with spongy brakes. This is typically caused by air or moisture being trapped in the brake lines. If left unattended, the pedal will eventually reach the floor and the brakes won’t operate. A dangerous situation to be in!/p>
Book a Visit!
The brakes play a vital role in keeping your vehicle safe. If you notice your vehicle is having brake problems, visit the brake repair experts at Miller’s Automotive Service in Gastonia, NC. Our ASE Certified technicians and professionally trained service experts can quickly repair or replace your brakes so your vehicle is operating at its best, and safest, level. Give us a call at 704-865-8827 and schedule an appointment with us today! If you’re in the area, stop by our shop — 511 East 2nd Avenue — and see how our service experts can help you! We happily accept walk-ins!*
*Wait times will vary based on schedule