Get Your Brakes Ready for Fall in Greenwood
It won’t be long now before the temperature drops significantly in the Greenwood area and we will all need to dig out our sweaters and jackets. But that won’t be the only thing falling; soon our streets will be covered in leaves, and when you add rain into the mix, this can make for very slippery conditions. This is why it’s vital that your brakes are working properly on your Mazda SUV or whatever else you drive. If you’ve noticed any of these issues, it’s time to have them looked at:
If you hear something that sounds like squeaking or squealing when you approach a stop sign or red light, chances are that something is wrong with your brakes. While this sound most likely isn’t a rotor or other part, it’s probably a metal shim that’s designed to alert you when there is something amiss.
Does your car have trouble stopping unless you really press down hard on the brake pedal? This could indicate a problem with the brake line. There may be a fluid leak or air that has gotten into the line.
If you feel some shaking when applying the brakes, this is probably related to the rotors. Rotors can become warped over time with a lot of stop-and-go driving, especially with steep descents or if a vehicle does a lot of towing.
Hearing a grinding sound related to your car is never good, and if you hear it when putting on the brakes, this could mean that the pads have worn down completely. If this is the case, the metal caliper and metal brake disc are rubbing against each other, and it’s possible that the rotors will need to be tuned or replaced.
If you think something it wrong with your brakes, the Mazda service center at our dealership will give you an expert repair or replacement. Contact us to schedule an appointment.