Brake Service Huntington Beach
When it comes to your vehicle’s ability to stop safely, nothing is more important than your braking system. Below are some things which may be indicators of larger problems with your vehicles brakes and should be looked at by an experienced technician:
Screeching when coming to a stop
The most common sign that the brakes are wearing out is a high-pitched squeal or screech coming from the brakes when you’re slowing to a stop. This is caused by a metal shim that is designed to make noise when the brake pads get too thin. If you take the car in for servicing as soon as you hear this sound, you can usually save yourself some money on brake repair by only replacing the pads.
Grinding sound when stopping
If the brake pads get too thin, eventually you’ll starting hearing a grinding sound when you apply the brakes. This usually means that the calipers are making direct contact with the drums or rotors. In most cases, this means you’ll have to replace those drums along with the brake pads.
Lots of “give” in the pedal
The thinner the brake pads get, the further you have to depress the brake pedal to slow the car. Your brake pedal can also feel “mushy” if your brake fluid is low or if there are air pockets in the brake line. In any case, a mushy pedal usually means it’s time to have the car looked at.
“Pulling” to one side or the other when stopping
Sometimes your brake pads will wear unevenly, causing your vehicle to pull to the left or right when you apply the brake. Inconsistencies or impurities in the brake fluid can also cause this to happen. If you feel this pulling motion, it’s likely time for brake service.
If you feel like any of the above symptoms are occuring, you would be advised to bring your vehicle to Beach Cities Auto Repair. We have some of the most experienced brake technicians available and they will be able to diagnose what problems, if any, you have, and provide a solution to resolve those issues.
There is no one more qualified for brake service in Huntington Beach than Beach Cities Auto Repair. Before you talk to any other brake shops in Huntington Beach, talk to us first. We will give you a fair estimate and explain what is happening with your vehicle.
We stand behind our work, and our quotes. And if something unforeseen comes up, we will discuss it with you first and make sure you fully understand what’s happening. We will not do extra work that we haven’t discussed with you.
If you feel it’s time to get your brakes checked, or you know you need Brake Service, Huntington Beach auto shop Beach Cities Auto Repair is here to help. Call today.
Val & Mike’s Auto Repair Huntington Beach
Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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