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Reliable Transmission Service

703.5 N Anderson Rd

Rock Hill, SC 2973

(803) 324-3999

Your Car Needs New Brakes If… Rock Hill, SC

Reliable Transmission Service Blog

31 January 2014 Bookmark and Share

When it comes to automobile safety, your car needs  routine brake inspections. If you think there may be a problem with the brakes, get them repaired immediately. Brakes that operate properly helps ensure safe vehicle operation and help you maintain control of your car under all kinds of conditions. But, too many people are unaware of the signs that their car’s brakes may need maintenance or repair.

The brakes on any car suffer normal and regular wear and tear. For both performance and safety reasons brakes need to be replaced regularly. Never put off a routine brake inspection. Letting brakes wear to the 'metal-to-metal' point is dangerous and can lead to a more costly repair bill.

Symptoms of Brake Wear:

  • Car pulls to one side during braking
  • Brake pedal pulsates when the brakes are applied
  • Brake pedal feels “mushy”
  • Noise when the brake pedal is stepped on
  • Repeatedly need to add brake fluid to the master cylinder

Several factors that affect brake wear and tear include driving habits, operating conditions, vehicle type and the quality of the brake material.

A professional service technician will inspect the brake linings, drums and rotors, and brake fluid to determine what repairs are needed. The typical “brake job” consists of brake pad or brake shoe replacement, along with related hardware. Depending on the condition or thickness of the drums or rotors, machining or replacement may be necessary. The parking brake should also be checked for proper operation and adjustment. In some cases, the parking brake pads may need replacement.

Questions to Ask a Mechanic:

  • Is there anything I can do to help the brakes on my car last longer?
  • How will the work you are doing on my brakes affect the symptoms I was seeing before?
  • Do I need any other car repairs now that my car is here?
  • What does the brake warning light mean on my car’s dashboard?

For more information on brake inspections and repairs, contact Reliable Transmission Service.


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