Brakes play a critical and potentially life-saving role in any vehicle, which is why it’s important to get them checked regularly. They can spare you and your passengers from collisions and allow you to navigate unforeseen obstacles in split seconds. Being able to rely on your brake system is fundamental to being safe on the road.
‘I’m Hearing this Grinding Noise’: How to Know When Your Brakes Need to be Checked
Noises are a good indicator that it’s time to take your car in. Customers will tell us things like ‘It sounds like there’s something in my wheel’ or ‘I’m hearing this grinding noise and I don’t know where it’s coming from.’ Odds are, your brake pads need replacing. If you’re noticing that your brake pedal sometimes goes directly to the floor, that’s also a pretty clear sign that something’s wrong, probably with your wheel cylinder, caliper, or master cylinder.
In either case or if you’re not getting the stopping power you need, it’s time for an assessment. No matter what type of vehicle you drive, we have the experience and knowledge to find the best solution for you.
Prevention is the Best Medicine: Spot Checks with Every Oil Change
Prevention is the best medicine, and at JK Autoworks, every time we do an oil change we’ll also perform a spot check on your brakes and let you know where things stand. We’ll not only tell you verbally, we’ll write the information directly on your invoice as a visual reminder. Our goal is to make you more aware of your car and how to keep it functioning smoothly so you can stay safe on the road.