Out of all the components and systems that contribute to a safe driving experience in your vehicle, nothing provides you with more control than the braking system. It’s because of the brakes that you’re able to get yourself out of precarious situations, and it’s important that this system is always performing at its best. At Mid City Complete Auto in Los Angeles, California, we can make sure that your vehicle’s braking system does just that. We use state-of-the-art tools, components, and service techniques for our full list of brake services to ensure you are getting the very best in performance and safety from the brakes. Schedule a service with our team and see how we can bring top quality performance from your vehicle’s braking system!
As your vehicle ages, it’s inevitable that it will need brake service at some point. This may come sooner or later for drivers depending on their driving habits and condition. Regardless, it’s important for you to know when your vehicle needs service, as you’ll be able to get ahead of any small issues and prevent them from worsening. If you’re unsure of when your vehicle needs service, look out for these common warning signs!
When you use the brakes in your vehicle, you should never hear any sounds coming from it. Even in colder weather when the system needs time to warm up, there shouldn’t be much noise coming from it. If you start to hear sounds such as screeching, squealing, or grinding, that’s a sign that the brakes pads within the system need to be replaced. If you hear screeching or squealing, that indicates the brake pads are at the minimum level of thickness. Although they’re fine for the moment, you should have them replaced at your earliest convenience. If you hear grinding, that means the brake pads have fully worn out and the metal calipers are squeezing on the metal brake disc. This metal-to-metal contact causes significant damage to the overall system and, if you hear this sound, you should schedule a brake service as soon as possible!
When you press the brake pedal, the system should quickly respond to your action. Even the slightest pressure should activate the brake, and that’s how you know the system is properly functioning. If you notice that you’re having to apply more pressure just for the brakes to work, you are dealing with a spongy brake pedal. This typically occurs when air or moisture is trapped in the brake lines, and they lines will need to be “bled” to properly remove anything trapped within them. Failure to fix the problem will eventually lead to the brake pedal reaching the floor, which will leave you unable to active the brakes.
Are you hearing strange noises coming from your car’s brakes? Are you having to press on the brake pedal a lot harder than before? Your vehicle may be in need of a brake repair service, and the team at Mid City Complete Auto in Los Angeles, California is here to help. We have a full list of services that aim to solve any problem your vehicle may have, whether it’s a worn brake pad or a warped rotor. Our technicians use the latest tools, components, and service techniques for all our service, so you know that only the best equipment ever touches your vehicle. Give us a call at 310-967-9252 and speak with our service advisors to schedule your brake service appointment. If you’d like to schedule your visit in person, feel free to visit us on 5054 W Washington Blvd, on the corner of South Orange and Washington! We look forward to helping you and your vehicle!