Why call The Auto Pro in Newark, Ohio if you need your car, truck or SUV’s brakes replaced?
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Brakes are the one thing on a vehicle you can't ignore. And, unlike some other issues that may arise with your car, truck, or SUV, brake jobs should be left to the professionals. That's because of the safety concerns that arise when brakes start failing or becoming worn. Check out these signs to know if it's time to have your vehicle's brakes inspected or replaced today.
1. Your Brakes are Squealing
Brake pads are designed to wear evenly over time. Depending on the make, model, and brand of your brake pads, they are expected to last anywhere from 2 to 5 years, though certain conditions can make them wear quicker.
Once brake pads have worn to a certain level, you may hear a whistling or squealing sound. That's because many of the top brake pad manufacturers include a material layer that's designed to audibly alert you when it's time to change your pads. If you're hearing any sound when braking, it's time to Call the Auto Pro.
2. Your Vehicle Doesn't Stop Like it Should
If you've noticed your vehicle taking longer than usual to stop, there's almost certainly a brake or tire problem. If your tires aren't obviously worn past their tread life, then in most cases your car will need to be put on the rack and inspected, to make sure nothing has broken or worn inappropriately in your braking system.
Often the issue is a brake caliper that's getting stuck or fails to release as it should. This problem isn't considered a major repair, but requires professional tools and knowledge to be correctly diagnosed and fixed.
3. There's a Pulsating or Grinding When You Apply the Brakes
If your braking system is pulsating or grinding when you apply the brakes, you definitely need an inspection soon. This is often due to rotors, calipers, or other components related to your brakes becoming faulty. You may feel the pulsating only when braking from higher speeds, or it may occur every time you brake. The same is true with grinding, which can often mean your pads have worn to the point they are inappropriately wearing out your vehicle's rotors.
4. It's been a While Since You've Had Your Brakes Checked
Brakes are one of the components on a vehicle that do require occasional maintenance and inspection. You and your occupants' safety relies too much on your brakes to work properly to wait until there's an obvious problem to get them checked out. If its been more than 2 or 3 years since you've had your brakes inspected, stop by The Auto Pro today and get your braking system a clean bill of health, and yourself a peace of mind knowing you're safe on the road.
A quick call to The Auto Pro in Newark, OH, is all that's needed to get your brakes inspected and ensure that your car, SUV, or truck is safe to drive. The professional mechanics and brake experts at The Auto Pro can explain exactly what your vehicle needs, and get the job done right with decades of combined experience and tons of satisfied customers.
If you notice these issues while driving, bring your car or truck to The Auto Pro as soon as possible:
- Brake warning light appears and stays on
- Grinding or squealing noise when braking
- Vehicle pulls to one side when braking
- Needing longer distances to brake
- Brake pedal needs extra pressure and is slow to respond
At The Auto Pro, we offer comprehensive service, including:
- Brake fluid flushing and exchange
- Drum and rotor resurfacing
- Hardware replacement
- Drum and parking brake cleaning
- Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) repair
- And more