Do Your Brakes Need Service
Good brakes are obviously very important. If you’ve ever had your brakes go out while you’re driving around the Marco Island area, you’ll know how terrifying it can be.
The first indication that something’s wrong with the brakes is often an unusual sound. It could be a squeal, chatter or grinding sound.
Some brake pads have a little piece of metal embedded in them that will make a squeal or chirping sound when the brake pads have been worn down to the point that they need to be replaced. It’s an early warning indicator.
When you hear that sound, schedule an appointment at Executive Auto Repair soon.
A chattering sound is more urgent. That usually indicates that something is loose. It could be a brake pad or even the brake calipers. If one of those parts falls off, you could have some serious trouble stopping the vehicle. It would be a good idea to park it until you can get into the shop.
A grinding noise usually means that the brake pad is completely worn away and the metal parts of the brake are rubbing directly on the metal brake rotor. That means the rotor is being damaged and will need work or to be replaced.
Another warning sign is that your brake pedal may feel soft and spongy – or it may even feel very hard to push in. Over time, brake fluid picks up moisture and becomes contaminated, which reduces the effectiveness of your brakes and could cause premature failure of costly brake system parts such as the master cylinder, wheel cylinders, and ABS sensors and other parts.
At Executive Auto Repair our expertise in brake maintenance, repair and replacement is second to none, we’ll examine your entire braking system to accurately determine exactly what problem you may have and what it will take to get you back on the road safely
Brake Fluid Flush Service