Brakes are one of the most essential parts of a motor vehicle – without working, well-maintained brakes, you are statistically more likely to be in a serious accident or have other car damages and problems over time – which can be costly once it gets to that point.
While most automotive shops and dealerships do regular, routine checks every service cycle, it’s also important for YOU to know what to look for in your brakes, and when to take your car in for service.
If you experience any of the following, schedule an inspection and repair for your brakes right away:
- Low brake pedal
- Constant squealing or grinding from your brakes
- Hard brake pedal
- Vibrations or clunking sounds when you apply pressure at a stop
Brakes are a normal wear item for any car, and eventually they’re going to need to be replaced. For routine maintenance, check your vehicle’s braking system at least once a year. A thorough inspection should include lining wear, fluid level, rotor thickness, condition of hoses and lines, dash warning lights and taking the car for a test drive to detect other potential problems.
If you hear a shrill, screeching sound when pressure is applied to your brakes, that is your indicator, which is giving you an audible warning that you need to replace your brake pads (you will be able to hear it most of the time).
If you are experiencing brake problems, or are not sure when to get your car serviced for a brake inspection or repair, the automotive experts at L.A. NTX Transmissions can help. Contact us (310) 672-8131 to get in with our professional staff in Inglewood, CA, and back out on the road in no time.