Posted On 05 Jan 2019
Brakes may be the single most important part of your vehicle, and must be maintained at all times to ensure your safety, as well as the safety of your passengers and everyone else on the road.
If your brakes are making strange noises, it’s time to go into the shop and have them checked. You may also notice that your brakes feel spongy or the car pulls to one side when you brake. You should also pay attention to how the pedal feels. If it sinks to the floor slowly or if the pedal seems stuck in an unusually low position, that can be a sign of potentially serious problems. Also keep an eye out for fluid leaking from under your car. Sometimes it’s oil, but sometimes it’s brake fluid and can indicate a loss of pressure in your brake lines.
Brake failure is a serious risk and it’s always better to be safe than sorry. You should take your car into the shop the moment you think you may have a problem with your brakes. This is especially true if your car is older, as it may not have some of the backup safety mechanisms that newer cars have. With brakes, you can never be too careful. The only noise you should be hearing from your brakes is silence.