Your brakes are the first line of defense when it comes to preventing accidents. Sometimes, drivers overlook their brakes and don’t get them inspected on a regular basis. It’s important to make sure that every component of your braking system is working as it should in order to ensure your safety. From drums and rotors to brake pads and fluid, the expert technicians at Shums Auto Repair will make sure your brakes are in excellent condition. Regular brake system checks can help you catch bigger problems before they get out of control.
It’s important to note the warning signs of a possible brake problem. If you notice any of these symptoms, you should bring your vehicle to us right away:
- Loud noises such as grinding, squealing, or a high-pitched squeaking sound
- Your brake light is on and stays illuminated for a period of time
- Your brakes feel “spongy” when you press on the brake pedal, or it feels like your foot is almost touching the floorboard before you come to a stop
- The brakes feel like they’re resisting whenever you hit the brake pedal
- Smoke is emanating from the vehicle any time you hit the brakes
If you notice any of these signs, take your vehicle to Shums Auto Repair and we’ll perform a thorough brake system diagnostics. We’ll then recommend the best route for repair and provide you with a detailed, free estimate.
Brake Repair Services
Depending on the nature of your brake problem, there are several different repair processes that may be required. For most drivers, it could simply be a matter of leaking brake fluid or that the current fluid has become dirty and needs to be changed. This is a fast and simple fix that should have your brakes working correctly again. If the problem is more severe, you might need new drums or rotors. In some cases, the rotors can be resurfaced without having to be fully replaced. This will depend on the current degree of damage. Replacing the brake pads is another fix that should remedy many braking problems.
You should never leave your brakes to chance. If they fail, you could get in a serious accident. Make sure your brakes are in good condition and have a brake system inspection performed every time you have an oil change so you’re always on top of it.
For all your automotive service and repair needs, visit Shums Auto Repair in Philadelphia, PA or call us at 215-856-4123 to schedule an appointment today!