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What are the Signs of Bad Brakes?

Brake System

Your vehicle’s brake system is super important to the overall safety of your vehicle. You rely on your brakes to slow or stop your vehicle when you need it, and bad brakes can prevent you from stopping on time. If there is a problem with your brakes, you’ll likely experience some symptoms which will give you an indication that it's time to have your brakes serviced.

As soon as you notice a brake problem, you’ll want to get the issue looked at as soon as possible. Driving with bad brakes can risk your safety on the road, and it’s in your best interest to have your brakes repaired as soon as possible.

Here are some of the symptoms that can indicate a problem with your brake system:

  • Brakes make a squealing or grinding noise
     
  • Brake pedal feels soft or spongy
     
  • Takes longer to slow or stop than normal
     
  • Brake pedal feels tough or hard to press
     
  • Vehicle pulls to one side or nose dives when braking
     
  • Burning smell after braking

As soon as you notice any of the warning signs listed above, we invite you into our shop for a brake inspection. Brake systems have many different components that can wear down and need replacing over time, such as the brake pads, calipers, rotors, and more. The brake system is also hydraulic, meaning that it uses fluid to create power. The brake fluid can become contaminated or filled with air over time, which may require service to revamp your brakes.

Don’t drive with bad brakes! The longer you ignore a brake problem, the worse it can become. We don’t want you to find yourself in a scary brake situation, so bring your car into the experts here at EurAuto Shop for service.