The one component in your vehicle that should never be overlooked is the brakes. Properly working brakes is an absolute must for the safety of your vehicle. As a good driver, you must be aware when your brakes begin to fail or lose their effectiveness. If your vehicle fails to stop when and where you expect it to, then an accident is just minutes away. Don’t procrastinate when it comes to a needed brake service to determine the integrity of your brakes.

First, notice what happens if brake pads are not replaced when needed:

  • You may hear a high-pitched screeching sound while braking.
  • You may hear a grinding or growling noise. This is caused by the two pieces of metal rubbing together. This can "score," or scratch your brake rotors, creating an uneven surface.

Secondly, here are a few other indicators of bad brakes:

  • Your brakes are not as responsive as they used to be
  • The pedal "sinks" toward the floor
  • You notice a small puddle of brake fluid (it looks and feels similar to motor oil) under the car when it is parked.
  • Your vehicle "pulls" to one side while braking. The brake linings may be wearing unevenly or the brake fluid contains foreign matter.
  • You feel a pulsation when applying the brakes, a sign of warped brake rotors.

If your brakes are showing any of the above warning signs, call your auto shop as soon as possible to schedule an inspection for a needed brake service.

Do you know what happens if brake pads are not replaced? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Proshop Automotive for more information about brake service and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Colton, CA, and the surrounding areas.

Drivers should be aware of what happens if brake pads are not replaced. They affect the stopping power of your vehicle so don’t put off regular brake service to make sure your vehicle is safe to drive.
21
May
2018

The one component in your vehicle that should never be overlooked is the brakes. Properly working brakes is an absolute must for the safety of your vehicle. As a good driver, you must be aware when your brakes begin to fail or lose their effectiveness. If your vehicle fails to stop when and where you expect it to, then an accident is just minutes away. Don’t procrastinate when it comes to a needed brake service to determine the integrity of your brakes.

First, notice what happens if brake pads are not replaced when needed:

  • You may hear a high-pitched screeching sound while braking.
  • You may hear a grinding or growling noise. This is caused by the two pieces of metal rubbing together. This can "score," or scratch your brake rotors, creating an uneven surface.

Secondly, here are a few other indicators of bad brakes:

  • Your brakes are not as responsive as they used to be
  • The pedal "sinks" toward the floor
  • You notice a small puddle of brake fluid (it looks and feels similar to motor oil) under the car when it is parked.
  • Your vehicle "pulls" to one side while braking. The brake linings may be wearing unevenly or the brake fluid contains foreign matter.
  • You feel a pulsation when applying the brakes, a sign of warped brake rotors.

If your brakes are showing any of the above warning signs, call your auto shop as soon as possible to schedule an inspection for a needed brake service.

Do you know what happens if brake pads are not replaced? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Proshop Automotive for more information about brake service and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Colton, CA, and the surrounding areas.

Esteban Gonzalez