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Brake Health: Warning Signs You Won’t Want To Miss

Welcome to the March blog! We at LK’s Auto Repair hope the Winter season has been kind to you.

As we move into a new season, safety’s on our minds. March is the month that people start taking their cars out for leisure functions, more and more. Ahead of the summer, it’s wise to start thinking about the health of your brakes. Summer rains will make roads slick, and you’ll need your brakes to be at their best. If there’s any sign of them failing you, now is an important signpost to turn back and fix what’s wrong before you cause a terrible accident.

Here are some of the signs to heed, from the most benign to the most urgent:

  • Squealing or grinding noises. A high-pitched squeak is the first indicator and likely where people realize they need to get their brakes service, but it is possible in some vehicles to miss it.
  • Pulling left or right. If you press the brakes and the car turns into the braking in one direction, one set of pads is underperforming.
  • Low resistance (or none). Your brake pedal should have some resistance when you push it. If it completely depresses, you’ve got some troubles with your brakes!
  • Vibrations in your brake pedal. If there’s shaking when you deploy your brake, it’s a more advanced form of the ‘pulling left or right’ issue, and your brake system is taking on damage when you use the brakes.

If you are experiencing any of these issues, please do not hesitate to bring them to LK’s Auto Repair! We can be found at 5921 St Hwy 303 NE #100 Bremerton, WA 98311. Click this link to schedule service. To know us is to love us.



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