While you’re cruising down the streets of Loveland and approaching a traffic light, the last thing you want to worry about is your brakes not quite catching in time! Sometimes brake issues can be obvious: taking longer than normal to slow down or the pedal almost touching the floor. However, we at Metric Motors believe the best way to avoid brake issues (and accidents) is to prevent them!
If you hear a high-pitched squeaking sound when you press your brake pedal, it usually means that your brake pads are wearing a little thin. It’s time to replace them! However, if you hear a grinding metallic sound, the metal of your calipers is rubbing on the rotors and may be damaging them. Make sure you get those brake pads fixed quickly because fixing a damaged rotor is not cheap!
If you press on the brakes and feel your car trying to tug you to one side, this often means you have a stuck caliper. This means one wheel is braking while the other one is not. This can also be caused by a collapsed brake hose or uneven brake pads. If you feel pulling, make sure you see the specialists at Metric Motors in Loveland. Sometimes this pulling can be caused by worn tires or uneven alignment.
If you feel vibrations or shaking, even if you are not emergency braking, this typically means your rotors are warped. If you are a mountain driver or put your car under any other heavy stress, it can cause the rotors to change shape. Vibrations can also mean that your wheels are not aligned properly, so it’s a good idea to see a specialist.
Whatever your brake concerns, Metric Motors wants to make sure you are safe when you drive the streets of Loveland. Come see us today!