It’s best practice for you to bring your vehicle in for periodic preventive maintenance, allowing us an opportunity to inspect your brakes for you. Between visits, however, there are some noticeable signs that should prompt you to schedule an appointment with us for brake repair. We’d like to share some information with you so that you can recognize the need for service, keeping yourself and others safe. An obvious indicator is an illuminated dashboard brake light. If you see this, check to be sure you didn’t accidentally leave the emergency/parking brake engaged. If not, it’s time for a service visit. Also, if you begin to hear squealing as you apply brakes, it’s likely time to change the brake pads. These components are good for many stops but won’t last forever. When they wear too thin, most are designed with a feature that makes noise to alert you. Also, if you detect a grinding or wobbling sensation as you brake, there could be a problem with your rotors (discs). A spongy feeling pedal or one that sinks too low to the floor might point to a loss of brake fluid. We’ll need to check the fluid level and look for potential leaks. And, of course, schedule an appointment if you notice that you need a longer distance to make stops than before.
Brake Repair Made Easy
Just because brake repair is of utmost importance doesn’t mean that it needs to be difficult. The reality is the exact opposite. At The Auto Experts, we understand that making the brake repair experience easy for you enhances your ability to seek mechanical assistance in a timely manner. To the extent possible, our staff makes a quick turnaround to get your car in and out quickly. Additionally, we offer several options to suit your convenience. Choices include after-hours drop-off/pick-up, complimentary local shuttle service, and loaner cars. If you’re waiting here, we provide you with coffee, soft drinks, snacks, and wifi at no charge. We’re Better Business Bureau approved, and repairs are covered by a 36-month/36,000-mile warranty that can be used nationwide through our NAPA network affiliation.