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Brake Safety Awareness, Check Your Vehicle at Protime Automotive

 

Brakes are your first line of defense against any accidents or collisions on and off

the road. So it’s important that you get them checked out before they begin to fail

or make noises. If you’re like most drivers in , you only get your

brakes checked once you notice that something’s wrong. It’s important to get

your brakes checked regularly. Note, an easy way to remember is to get them

checked each time you go in for an oil or filter change at Protime Automotive.

Maintaining functioning brakes is not only for your safety but also other driver's .

 

Most common signs you need a brake check:

Grinding or Screeching noises when you brake:

Cause: This usually indicates that the brake pads are worn down and need to be

replaced immediately. Remember, the grinding and screeching is not a “friendly

reminder” to change your brake pads, it is a sign of a mechanical problem. Not

replacing your brake pads at this point will result in serious problems and more

expensive repair costs.

Your ABS light on the dashboard is on:

Cause: Have one of our auto technicians do a routine brake check, if there are no

discernible problems and the light is still coming on, check the wiring and electric

plugs. They can suffer from over-all wear and tear too!

Pulsating or shaky braking:

Cause: Consistent use of your auto brakes means heat and wear caused by

friction. Over time, this can warp the rotors by thinning them out, which leads to

the shaky feeling.

Difficulty braking:

Cause: This is difficult to say without a full inspection of the brakes by a

mechanic, but any of the above are likely potential causes.

Visit Protime Automotive and get your brakes checked today!