Do you have a problem with your brakes? If you think you might have a problem with your brakes, how can you tell? There are several signs you can use as a signal to get your brakes checked. Keep reading for five signs you might need a brake job.
When Are My Brakes a Problem?
The first sign you might have a problem with your brakes is when your brakes are more difficult to push down. Gradually, you might find it more and more difficult to engage your brakes. This is an indication you may have a problem with your brake pads, a caliper, or even a vacuum hose. Also, you may have a problem if your brakes feel soft or mushy when you push down on the brake pedal. This brake issue could be a brake fluid problem as well.
Another sign you may have problems with your brakes is when your car continues to brake even when you release your brakes. You will need to have this looked at right away, because it could be dangerous. It could be a problem with your brake cable, a clog in your master cylinder, a caliper, or a brake line.
When you hit the brakes, does your car shimmy or vibrate? If it does, you may have a problem with your rotors. It might be that one of your rotors are warped, and it might need to be turned. Also, if your brake pedal sinks to the floor the minute you press it, you need to have your master cylinder and your brake fluid checked for problems.
Do you have a car you need to have serviced? We can help. You can call Car Care Connection at 941-924-6199 to schedule an appointment, or you can just drive up to see us at 6503 Gateway Avenue in Gulf Gate.