Troubleshooting car brakes

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Car breaks need to be carefully maintained to avoid car accidents. (Photo Credits)

Brake problems should never be shrugged off as this guarantees the safety of the drivers and passengers of a vehicle, as well as everyone on the road. Periodic vehicle maintenance is one of the keys in ensuring that car brakes are working perfectly. There however are times when the brakes malfunction or show signs of early wear and tear. These signs should be understood by any driver or vehicle owner.

Your Mechanic came up with a very informative tutorial on dealing with the most common brake problems. They included as well a guideline on how to test the car safely.

“There are a few warning signs that you should be aware of regarding your vehicle’s brakes. A hard-to press-pedal, grinding sounds, and vibrations in the pedal are all signs that something isn’t working properly.”

The whole guide can be found here.

Common reasons for brake problems enumerated the most common brake system problems encountered by car owners. Soft Brake Pedals topped their list of common brake system issues in automobiles.

“A soft brake pedal is a MAJOR brake issue. If your brake pedal feels squishy, “like stepping on a plum,” and won’t stop on the way down unless you pump it, or the brake pedal sinks to the floor with little or no resistance, you have a dangerous situation and should NOT drive any further! If you do, it could be a matter of minutes until you smash into something. When the brake pedal gets soft or sinks to the floor, it’s generally due to a leak in the braking system, most commonly the master cylinder leaking internally or externally. The first thing you should do is check your brake fluid–look in your owner’s manual to see how.”

The continuation can be found here.

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Firestone Complete Auto Care meantime warned its readers about the danger signs to watch out for when it comes to brake system malfunction.

“Pressing down farther to complete braking functions. This symptom is not as prevalent as it used to be, but if you’re pressing down farther than usual on your brake pedal to stop your car, requiring more pressure and time to perform the same stopping function, you have entered the first stage and sign of brake pad wear. Don’t play around with your brake pedal, you can only press so far before you’re in a frightening, ‘I have no brakes’ predicament.”

Read the other symptoms here.

Brakes are very important in any vehicle. It has to be paid attention to, in order to avoid accidents.

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