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 Virginia Beach, 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.
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!