In our last blog, we discussed tips on how to identify potential problems with your braking system. For more ideas, please read on!
Vibrations When You Brake
When you have to execute an emergency or quick stop, you have definitely felt your brakes working hard to ensure your car slows down. However, if your brake pedal feels like it is vibrating or pulsing when you are using the brake system, you might need a checkup. A vibrating brake pedal can signify warped rotors and the uneven surfaces will thrum against the brake pads. Rotors will become warped when a lot of excessive stress is put on them over a long period of time. For example, if you frequently drive down steep hills or mountain roads, you might want to get your rotors checked often for signs of wear. Another example is if you tow heavy items and brake frequently. If you haven’t overstressed your brakes then it could be an issue of misaligned wheels. Either way, it is suggested you stop by for a visit to our auto repair shop in Crystal Lake, Il, and nearby areas.
Other Brake Problems
- A pedal that needs to be stomped on or pushed almost all the way to the floor till the car starts to slow down can signify an issue with worn out pads or in the hydraulic system. Some issues in the hydraulic system could be that there is air in the line, an air leak, or a brake fluid leak. A difficulty in braking could also be an obstruction in the brake line or an issue in the vacuum system.
- A pedal that stops the car even at the slightest touch can also be an issue. This could signify an unevenly worn out roto, dirty brake fluid, or contaminated fluid from moisture.
If you are experiencing any of these issues, please schedule a visit to our auto repair shop in Rolling Meadows, IL, and nearby areas, immediately. Give our professional staff a call at (815) 356-7109, today!