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Is it so that although you press the brake tight but it doesn’t stop right at that instant?

Are your brakes too hard to use?

Are your car brakes screeching?

Each of these cases denote a brake issue. Brakes are the crucial parts of a vehicle to have a safe driving for the driver and safe ride for the passengers. Thus, detecting any technical issues and fixing it is quite necessary.

Auto Mechanic Repairing Brake & Wheel Assembly

Warnings that your Brake is Faulty

Don’t ignore the smell, sensations and sound, which points to some brake problems.

  • Pressing down farther to complete braking functions: This symptom although is not found in many cases but still prevails. Do you press down your car brakes too hard and farther to accomplish the same activity of stopping the car? Yes. Then you must realize that time for wearing of your brake pad has come. Get it replaced soon.
  • Screeching, squealing, rubbing and grinding noises: These sounds are indications that your brake pads or brake shoes need some kind of repairing.
  • Vibration in the pedal or your steering wheel: If you feel such types of vibrations, never neglect or postpone that. If you do so, the rotor of the brake may get damaged costing you more repairing charge.
  • Brake warning light: If the brake warning lights turns on, visit a nearby car service station and get your brakes inspected.
  • Pungent burning smell near your tires: Is there any toxic kind of smell emerging out from your tires? If yes, then immediately move to a local automobile service station and get it checked. These pungent and unknown smell from the car signifies some brake issues and it won’t be safe to drive the car with such condition.

Some Brake Concerns and their solutions a Driver must know

  • Soft or Spongy Brake Pedal: The reason behind this is air in the brake system due to low fluid level, fluid loss, improper bleeding and the ballooning rubber brake hose. To settle this, the brake lines must be bleed using the sequence specified for the vehicle.
  • Minimum Brake Fluid: A leak in the brake system or a worn out brake system causes this. Mostly, if the brake warning light is on, it’s a leak problem. Since, brake leaks leads to brake failures, these are quite dangerous. So, to fix such concerns master cylinders, brake hoses, calipers, etc should be checked regularly. The faulty component must soon be replaced on finding a leak.
  • Brake Pedal

  • Low Brake Pedal: If the shoe adjusters at the back drum brakes gets rusted or sticks, the brake pedal may be low. Full pedals can be replaced by adjusting the rear drum brakes. Most importantly, if the adjusters are not replaced or cleaned you will get the same problem recurred as the linings continue to wear.
  • Sinking pedals to Floor: This can be detected while holding the foot on the brake pedal on a stop signal. The master cylinder is detected to be faulty if the pedal goes down slowly. This is a dangerous condition leading to brake failure and soon needs to be fixed in the service center.
  • Exces Travel of Brake Pedal: The causes contributing in this may be improper adjustment of drum brakes, worn out brake linings(both front and rear) and air in the brake linings. This can make the brake pedal run out of your control. So, it’s better to pump the brake before applying them. Still, the fault is to be diagnosed and repaired soon.
  • Pulsation of Brake Pedal: This indicates a distorted brake rotor. This rotor must be replaced or resurfaced. The rotor faces must be flat and parallel. This runout can be fixed in two ways:
    • Using an on-car brake lathe to resurface the rotors.
    • Using installed special tapered shims between the hub and the rotor.
  • Annoying brake noise: Worn out disk brakes cause metal to metal contact, emitting sounds from the brake. Thus, your brake needs some attention to be repaired now. The rotors and drums need to be replaced or resurfaced fast as not doing so can be dangerous making the vehicle take long time to stop.
  • Uneven Brakes: The brake fluid, grease, oil on the brake pads may make them grab and slip causing a jerk, whenever the brake is applied. The remedy to this is inspection of the pads for contamination and replacing if they have grease, brake fluid or oil on them to remove the contamination. Even the improper scoring of rotors or drums needs replacement as these also cause uneven braking.
  • Chattering of Brakes: This is caused by deformed rotors, which needs a fast replacement.
  • Brake Sequel: Vibrations between the caliper and the disc brake parts or the rotor and the pads can cause this. As compared to the ceramic brake pads or the nonasbestos ones, the hard semi metallic brake pads are noisier. Along with replacing and resurfacing the rotors, replace the old parts with new ones to get rid of the noise. The noise can be suppressed by either applying some high temperature brake grease to the brake pads or moistening the shims behind the pads or spraying some aerosol brake noise control compound on the rotors. If the anti rattle clips, shims or any pad mounted hardware is missing, it must be replaced with a new one immediately.

Car Brake Repair

Final Words

To have the assurance that whenever you start your journey you will reach at your destination safely in your car, you need to give it a proper maintenance it requires. So, never ignore any unusuality in your car functioning especially the brakes and get it inspected at a reliable car service station to have the problem fixed.

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One Comment

  1. Wiley Ramos says:

    It was really nice going through this post. Brakes are the most important to keep perfect all the time. If you’re having problems with your brakes then it can be life risky. I always try to be a better car owner by taking care of my car’s needs on time. Being an ordinary man, it is little tough to catch all the faulty symptoms of a car but we can be good at it.

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