How do you know your brakes are going out? Getting your brakes fixed is a very important task in maintaining your vehicle. When your brakes are going out, there are many things to look for. Some of the signs of brakes going are grinding noises, a shaking brake pedal and warped rotors. At C&H Foreign Auto of Spokane, WA, we love to perform brake inspections and replacements in our repair shop.


Read on for a list of signs that your brakes are going out


A Shaking Brake Pedal

Having your car shake when you brake can be a frustrating and scary experience. It can also affect the handling performance of your vehicle. If you are having a problem with you brake pedal shaking, it is important that you have your car checked by C&H Foreign Auto right away.


One of the first things to check if you are having a problem with shaking is the brake system. It is usually easy to identify a problem with the brakes. This is because the brake system is made up of many different components that work together to slow or stop the vehicle. If any of these components are faulty, your whole system will likely be affected. Before buying ear plugs, consider inspecting the issues!


Squeaking Noises When Braking

Oftentimes, you might find yourself hearing squeaking noises when your brakes are going out. Squeaking brakes can be caused by brake pads or brake rotors. If brake pads are corroded, you will hear a squeaking noise. Usually, the pads will stop squeaking after a few brake applications. If the brakes are still squeaking, it might be time to replace the pads.


The squeaking you hear is likely the indicator that is built in to let you know when your brakes are too far worn. Some vehicles only squeak, or have a rather louder squeak, in reverse. No matter the source of the squeak, just remember – when it doubt, check it out.


Visibly Warped Rotors

Whenever you notice a noise when braking, you may be experiencing a warped rotor. It is important to know what this sound is, so you can take action and prevent further damage to your brake system.


If you are not sure whether or not you have a warped rotor, you can get a diagnostic check from C&H Foreign Auto. Warped rotors can be caused by a variety of reasons, including a worn out wheel bearing or a faulty brake caliper. If you notice any of the following symptoms, you should stop driving and have your rotors repaired.


Foreign Object Lodged in Brakes

Having a foreign object lodged in your brake caliper can be a serious problem. It can cause a lot of damage to your brakes and other components of your car.


The brakes are the most important component of a vehicle. They are constantly exposed to the road dust and grime and should be cleaned regularly to ensure that they remain free of contaminates. If the caliper is stuck, it can lead to power loss, uneven braking, and possibly a breakdown.


The brakes may also show signs of wear. This could be from a low quality pad, or it could be due to a foreign object lodged in the caliper.


Squealing Brake Sounds

Whether you drive a car, SUV or truck, it’s important to know how to handle squealing sounds. The problem may not be a serious problem, but it can cause accidents if you aren’t careful. If your brakes are squealing, it’s a good idea to have your brakes checked by a mechanic at C&H Foreign Auto. If the problem persists, it may indicate a more serious problem.


Typically, squeaking brakes are caused by worn brake pads. In some cases, the squeal may even be caused by a poorly lubricated caliper. Depending on the type of brake you have, it may be a good idea to replace the pads and rotors.


Grinding Noises

During braking, your car’s braking system may create grinding noises. These noises may indicate malfunctioning parts. The problem may be as simple as a bad pad. The most important thing is to identify the source of the noise and repair it as soon as possible.


Your brake system is the most important system on a vehicle. If they fail, they could result in an accident or worse. This could put innocent motorists at risk. The best way to prevent this is to keep your vehicle’s brakes in good working condition.


A grinding sound is not normal and can be dangerous if left unattended. To find out what the problem is, you should stop the car and check it out immediately. If you do not have experience with car maintenance, take the vehicle to C&H Foreign Auto. A qualified mechanic at our shop can diagnose the problem and provide solutions.

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Bring Your Vehicle into C&H Foreign Auto if Your Brakes are Going Out

If your vehicle has any of the symptoms listed above, please stop by, give us a call at 509-487-9683 or contact us to schedule a service today!