Proper brake system operation on your vehicle is critical for your safety as well as the safety of everyone else driving next to you. Brakes are a vital component on your vehicle and if a problem arises bring it to Rasch Automotive Service Center to have the brake system tested and inspected to determine the source of the problem.
There are a lot of moving parts in a brake system that can wear down or degrade over time. The brake system has a tremendous job to do and it takes all the components working correctly together to slow down your heavy vehicle. The brake system consists of more than pads and rotors (discs). The brake hydraulic system and all moving parts need to be inspected thoroughly to minimize the chance of a brake failure. Even the brake fluid needs to be serviced at regular intervals as it is hydroscopic – ability to attract moisture – and degradation of internal components will lead to failures in other parts of the system. Rust and corrosion are huge factors causing moving parts such as calipers to seize thus creating faster or uneven wear on brake components and dangerous effects when applying the brakes such as brake pull and grabbing brakes. Hydraulic leaks can cause the brake pedal to have to travel a greater distance or lack of any braking at all. Air in the hydraulic system can cause a much lower or spongy brake pedal. And there is so much more. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms below, please call our friendly staff and we will get your vehicle in and give it a thorough inspection to determine the cause.
According to the Car Care Council, the top warning signs to look for that may indicate a problem with your brakes:
- Car pull to one side during braking
- Pulsating brake pedal or steering wheel shake while braking
- Brake pedal feels “mushy” or has too much travel
- Unusual noise when applying the brakes. Squeak, grind, click, etc.
- Repeatedly having to add brake fluid to the reservoir
- Brake fluid sprayed onto the outside of the wheel or leak under vehicle
- Unusual smoke or odor emitting from the wheel
If you experience any of these symptoms, send Rasch Automotive Service Center a text or give us a call to set up an appointment and let our professional technicians give your vehicle a thorough inspection. We will then estimate the repairs and document the problem with photos so you can see exactly what the problem is.