If you get up and your car will not start you may be angry at the vehicle because you won’t be driving today. The good news is you won’t be in any danger while driving either. Not diagnosing your brakes can be the difference of an accident or not. If you feel that your brake system might have something wrong with it, please bring it in or call us as soon as possible.
To help you figure out if you might have bad or faulty brakes, please read the following signs of a defective brake system. Let us know exactly what is happening so we can be quick and precise when diagnosing your braking system.
Signs of a defective brake system
- If your vehicle pulls from side to side when applying the brake pedal. This can be signs of stuck or frozen brake calipers.
- If the steering wheel shakes or vibrates when breaking. This is usually a symptom of warped brake rotors.
- Grinding or squeaking noise when stopping can be an indication that brake pads or shoes are worn too thin.
- A hard brake pedal happens when the brake booster fails.
- A soft brake pedal or pedal that goes all the way to the floor is a sign of a brake fluid leak or air getting into the brake system.
- If the red brake light is on it usually indicates low brake fluid level.
- If the yellow ABS light is on the Anti- lock brake system is not functioning properly.