Chevrolet Service 101: Signs You Need Brake Service
You never want to mess around with your brakes. This is why as soon as you notice an issue with them, you should seek Chevrolet service. These are the warning signs to pay close attention to:
Squeaking or Squealing Sound
If you’re hearing some sort of high-pitched sound when you step on the brakes, this almost certainly means that a brake pad is getting thin. That sound is a warning to you that you’ll soon need to get a new pad.
If you neglect that squeaking, it may not be long before you hear grinding. If this happens, it’s very possible that the pad you were supposed to replace has now worn through entirely, and what you’re hearing is the rotor and caliper rubbing against one other.
Spongy Brake Pedal
Does the pedal feel soft or spongey when you apply the brakes? This is another big red flag. The same is true if you have to practically slam on it to get your car to slow down or stop.
If the pedal pulsates or perhaps the steering wheel shakes when you put the brakes on, this is another indication that something is wrong. Chances are that the issue lies with the rotor.
If there’s a burning smell when you brake, the system is probably overheating, which could be related to worn-out discs.
Get a Quality Brake Repair at Patriot Chevy of Warminster
To have your braking system looked at by trained and certified technicians, just make an appointment with the service center at Patriot Chevy of Warminster. They’ll figure out what’s wrong and give you a repair or replacement that’s reliable.