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Have Your Brakes Checked at a Olathe Auto Repair

When it comes to your safety in a vehicle, nothing is more important than your braking system. This reason alone should be enough to have an ASE-Certified technician at your local Olathe Auto Repair check your entire braking system.

When you bring your car in to a Olathe Auto Repair shop, your brake inspection should include:

  • Brake and dash warning lights
  • Condition of hoses and brake lines
  • Brake fluid level
  • Rotor thickness
  • Brake lining wear

Here are some other warning signs that may indicate something is wrong with your brakes and you need to bring your vehicle in to a Olathe Auto Repair shop:

Vibrations: A classic sign of warped rotors are vibrations when you step on your brakes.

Squealing: Often a subtle noise, brake pads can squeal when they are worn. Though at times you need to roll down your windows and turn off your radio to hear it, this is a warning sign that your brake pads need to be replaced.

Grinding: Beyond squealing is grinding, which means your brake pads are worn beyond repair.

Illuminated ABS Light: Many vehicles these days have ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) lights that will illuminate when there is an excessive build-up of metal particles in your braking system.

Low/Hard Pedal Feel: If you can push your pedal all the way to the ground, then you are most likely low on brake fluid or have an air leak in the braking system.

Brake Grabbing: If your vehicle pulls to one side or the other when you apply your brakes, this could mean your brake linings are wearing unevenly and could require a brake fluid flush.

So have your braking system checked by an ASE-Certified technician at your local Olathe Auto Repair if your car is experiencing any of these systems or if it has been over a year since it has been checked. To be confident on the road, you need to be confident about your brakes as well!