When you hear grinding sounds coming from your brakes or they feel spongy, it’s important to get your brakes looked at, as these could be signs of brake wear. Brakes are one of the most important parts on your vehicle that helps stop your car. This is why it is so important to make sure they are in the best working condition.
Depending on where and how the car is driven, the life of your brakes may vary. City driving involves braking more often because of traffic lights and crosswalks, whereas highway driving will have less wear on the braking system.
Whether it’s a Subaru, Honda, Volkswagen, Audi, or BMW, Auto Dynamik is the go-to place in the San Francisco area for brake repairs and more. Call or email us today for more information on our services and to schedule an appointment.
Ways to indicate if your brakes have potential problems:
When you press the brake pedal, it shouldn't feel too soft or hard. If your brake pedal feels soft, you may have what the industry calls a spongy brake pedal - This could be caused by worn brake pads, a leak in the brake booster system, air in the brake system, a lack of brake fluid or maybe even a failed master cylinder.
If you press the brake pedal and feel that the car is juddering or shaking, it's possible that your brakes may have uneven wear. This may be caused by uneven wear on the brake pads, brake pad material deposit on the rotors, damaged rotors, or perhaps even an issue within the suspension.
If you feel that your car is pulling to one side when braking, it may be possible that there may be abnormal wear or a sticky brake caliper piston.
Leaving your brakes unattended could cause costlier repairs & replacements, or even potentially an accident, so feel free to give us a call or send an email for more information.