Your automotive brakes are some of the most important components of your vehicle. Because they are at the center of safety, time is of the essence when there’s a repair needed. At Greg’s Japanese Auto, we’ll help you understand whether or not you have an issue and whether or not it needs a repair. With qualified professionals taking care of the work, you can rest assured your car will be safer when you drive it away than when you brought it in.
Signs of Brake Issues
There are some obvious and not-so-obvious signs that point toward brake repair. The following are some things that are concerning enough to where you should bring the car in for us to look at.
- A shaky steering wheel
- Squeaking or squealing
- A feeling there’s something spongy under the brake pedal
- A pulsating car at high speeds
One less obvious sign includes the alignment feeling off, but only when you press on the brakes. If your automobile takes longer than usual to come to a complete stop or if the pedal seems to wait too long to respond, those are some other signs. Also, if it’s been over a year since we’ve had a look, an inspection is in order.
Why It’s Important to Have Your Brakes Repaired Quickly
If your automobile is due for a brake job, it’s important you have it done right away. Broken or damaged brakes mean danger for you, your passengers, those in other cars around you, and pedestrians. Without this important component running properly, you run the risk of destroying your car, ending up in a hospital, and damaging other property. You never know when the brakes will go out, but if your car is giving you signs, it’s time for you to pay attention.
What’s Involved in Brake Repair
When you bring your automobile in for brake repair, we’ll conduct an inspection first. During this time, we’ll measure the wear of your front and rear brake pad, the drum, and the rotor. We’ll inspect the emergency brake and test the brake fluid.
If our inspection shows the need for further repair, we can speak with you about a timeline to get it done. Most repairs include removing the old elements and installing the new brake pads. We’ll resurface rotors and drums, change the brake fluid, conduct brake bleeding, and replace other components such as hoses.
Schedule a Brake Inspection near Seattle
Whether you’ve noticed signs that your brakes are in disrepair or it’s been a while since they’ve been in for an inspection, it’s time to get one scheduled. Contact Greg’s Japanese Auto today at 1-800-794-7347.
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