Brakes are one of the most important vehicles safety features, though we rarely consider them a safety feature. When working properly, your brakes will quietly prevent accidents and allow you to obey traffic rules easily. When they’re not working properly, your brakes will struggle to stop your vehicle, might be squealing loudly, and will generally lead to elevated danger when navigating through your day. As such, brakes are among the most vital systems to maintain and repair quickly!
Signs You Need Brake Services
Are you experiencing any of the following?
- Difficulty stopping your vehicle
- Shimmying when you hit the brakes
- Squealing brakes
- ABS dashboard light is on
Sometimes people experience a spongey feeling if the brakes aren’t holding brake fluid properly. Also, if a caliper is sticking and not contracting properly it is often described as stepping on the gas and brake at the same time or a strong pulsating feeling. These are common signs that there’s a problem with your car’s brake system. If you’re experiencing any of these, consider scheduling an appointment at Jason’s Auto Service today.
Brake Maintenance and Repair Services
Pads, shoes, & Drums
Changing out the pads, shoes, drums, rotors, and other brake components regularly as they wear out is essential for maintaining the safety of your vehicle. In older vehicles, checking brake lines are also important because sometimes they will leak. In many cases, avoidable accidents are caused by failing brake systems, and brake systems fail largely because these parts aren’t being replaced in accordance with their recommended schedule. When these parts are working their best, your vehicle will stop more easily, and you can avoid problematic situations and accidents that could have ended in disaster.
Anti-lock braking systems (ABS) are found on the vast majority of newer vehicles. When your brakes are applied suddenly and forcefully, the ABS prevents the wheels from locking up to keep the tires from skidding, making the braking more effective due to better traction. This feature is essential in Maine, thanks to the slippery roads we experience in winter. When your ABS fails, the control you have to stop your vehicle in an emergency situation is substantially decreased. This is usually related to a brake fluid leak or a wheel bearing issue and is typically an indicator of an issue.
No auto repair job is too large or too small for our car repair shops in Biddeford and Hollis, serving Dayton, Saco, Arundel, Standish, Waterboro, Gorham, and beyond in Southern Maine. Stop by for a free courtesy inspection, or give us a call today at 207-929-4131!