If your car’s brakes are not reliable, you could be putting your own life and the lives of others in danger. Don’t risk driving around with brakes that are in need of repair. At Auto Specialty of Lafayette, Inc., we can check your brakes and repair them to get you back on the road safely. Perhaps you are unknowingly driving around on brakes that need service, so here are five signs that you need to get them checked.
1. Fully Depressing Your Brake Pedal
If you have to fully push your brake pedal down to the floor of your car, you need to get your car in to have your brakes checked. This is usually the first sign that your vehicle’s brake pads need to be replaced.
2. Screeching or Grinding Sounds
If you are applying your brakes and hear a screeching or grinding sound, it’s time to get your brakes checked. These sounds are likely coming from malfunctioning brake pads, brake rotors, or brake shoes.
3. Shaking of Steering Wheel
Have you noticed your steering wheel shaking when you apply the brake pedal? This is actually a more advanced sign that your brake rotors are worn down and need to be replaced. You don’t want to delay getting them checked.
4. Burning Rubber or Metal Smell
If you observe strange odors coming from your tires or under your car, this is a sign that you need to get your car to a professional right away. This could mean extreme decay of a break system component, and could be a sign of a complete malfunction. We recommend a full diagnostic checkup on your brakes if you smell burning rubber or metal.
5. Brake Warning Lights
If your brake warning lights are illuminated, you could have an issue with your brakes, or it might just be a code error. We can run a complete diagnostic and brake check to quickly determine the cause.
Get Your Brakes Serviced
You can trust the expertise and experience of Auto Specialty of Lafayette, Inc. for your brake repair, replacement, and installation needs. Contact us today at (765) 477-7300 if you need them checked. After all, your brakes are your first line of defense against an auto accident. We serve Lafayette, Indiana, and the surrounding areas, including West Lafayette, Fowler, Delphi, Crawfordsville, and Attica.