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Is it time to get your brake rotors and pads services? 11-2-2011
You step on the brake pedal and you hear a loud squeal, or grind, and feel a vibration through the pedal or steering wheel. This means it time to have your brakes serviced. The vehicles braking system is usually taken for granted and ignored until a problem arises. It can be very dangerous for you, your passengers, pedestrians and other drivers to drive around with worn brakes. To avoid costly repairs and safety issues, have your brake system checked by a qualified technician frequently, and at scheduled intervals.
The Braking system is basically a device that changes energy. When in motion, a vehicle has kinetic energy. When the brakes are applied, the kinetic energy is converted into thermal energy via friction created by the pads rubbing against the rotors. The rotor cooling by the dissipation of heat, causes the vehicle to slow down or stop
Is it time to get your brake rotors and pads services?
Have your Brake Pads Checked For:
Have your Brake Rotors Checked For:
Check your owner's manual for the correct schedule intervals to have your brakes checked. When having your brakes checked, make sure your service tech checks and replaces any worn parts and hardware. Here are some of the components you should have checked.
Signs that you need your brakes checked or serviced:
You hear a squeal or growl when you apply the brakes.
When applying the brakes the pedal pulsates.
It takes a longer distance to bring your car to a stop.
More foot travel is needed when applying the brakes.
When applying the brakes, your vehicle pulls to the right or to left.
When your foot is on the brake pedal, the steering wheel shakes.
The ABS light in the dash board is on
One wheel tends to lock up prematurely