Thursday, October 20 2016
All About Brakes
Last month we blogged about the changing season and the importance of healthy tire tread. Another key element to maintaining a safe and reliable automobile is ensuring that your brake system is fully functional. Even the thickest tread possible cannot force your vehicle to STOP if the brakes fail. While annual inspection of your brakes is required by PA State Law, here at Sam's Auto Service we recommend having your brakes inspected by a trained technician at least twice per year.
Some things that you as a vehicle owner and driver can look or listen for are the following:
steering wheel trembling while braking
high-pitched metal to metal sound while braking
soft brakes (little to no resistance when braking)
liquids leaking from the undercarriage of the vehicle
Of course, we at Sam's Auto are at your service! A quick and easy inspection of your brake pads and rotors by an experienced and qualified technician will determine whether or not your brake system is performing at its optimal level. During an oil change or other routine visit, our trained technicians will look for signs of potentially hazardous brake issues such as:
unevenly worn brake pads
heat spots on brake rotors
warped or uneven rotors
tension or jams within the brake system
cracked or collapsed brake hoses
This examination takes very little time and will help keep you and your loved ones safe on the road. If your vehicle is due for an oil change or was inspected more than 5 or 6 months ago, please call us and make an appointment at 215-675-9462 so that we can inspect the health of your brake system and get you safely on the road.