1) Squeaking noise when brakes are not applied, this may be wear
indicators designed to make contact with the brake rotor alerting drivers
that brakes need to be replaced .
2) Brake light is on dash, this usually means the fluid in the master
cylinder reservoir is low which indicates how much your brakes are worn.
3) Steering wheel shakes, vibrates also felt through the brake pedal, this
is normally caused by warped or out-of round rotors
4) Abs or trac light is on, can mean a number of different things must be
checked and diagnosed with a scanner only.
5) Brake pedal feels soft or spongy; this may indicate air has entered the
6) Brake pedal feels low
7) Vehicle pulls either left or right when braking, this may be caused by a
sticking caliper and or grease or oil contamination.
8) Brakes lock up, typically caused by a sticking grabbing caliper and or
oil or grease contamination on the pads or shoes.
9) Keeping your brakes operating the way the manufacturer intended requires
having them inspected periodically to ensure trouble-free operation, some
components are prone to wear more than others these components are exposed to
excessive heat during braking as well as weather conditions. These systems
require frequent inspection adjustment and lubrication to ensure proper
10) Finally don’t cut costs with brakes doing so may cost you hundreds if
not thousands in unnecessary repairs? One example of this is having your brake
pads replaced with cheap inferior type. Some brake pads may have material so
hard that they produce excessive noises and because they are so hard they end
up destroying the brake rotor to a point that they must be replaced costing
hundreds of extra dollars in repairs.
As you can see there is much more to a brake
inspection than just pulling the wheels and looking at brake pad or brake shoe
percentage. It takes a competent experienced person to inspect today’s high
tech brake systems they understand how all the systems parts affect one another.
They take the time to inspect the entire brake system to ensure its operating
like the manufacturer intend. This is what you can expect from us each and
every brake inspection. .