Stay Ahead of Your Brake Problems | Penney Auto Body & Glass Vancouver

Stay Ahead of Your Brake Problems | Penney Auto Body & Glass Vancouver

When your car starts making abnormal sounds, movements, or smells, investigate right away rather than letting the issue worsen. If you wait, it will only lead to more parts wearing out and requiring a replacement.


What sounds, noises, and movements indicate I need brake repairs?

Indicators include: 

  • Screeching, grinding, squealing, and other piercing soundsare some of the common indicators that your brake pads and shoes require a closer look. This should be immediately addressed before worn pads cause further damage to other parts.

  • Vibration and/or pulsation in the pedal or your steering wheel.If you experience this, your brake system is telling you something is wrong. Don't wait to get this fixed or checked out. Any delay can cause your rotors to warp from the metal on metal rubbing, potentially costing you a ton more. Stop into your local autobody or dealership as soon as possible if you are experiencing this.

  • Pressing down farther to come to a complete stop.If you’re pushing down farther than usual on your brake pedal to stop, or require more pressure and time to stop, you may have some brake pad wear. Don't delay and get it checked out immediately, even if it's to give you some peace if mind. 

  • Burning smell near your tires. If you’re smelling burning odors from your tires, stop driving and get a tow to your local auto body or dealership. Unfamiliar smells are not normal and could have dangerous consequences if you continue to drive. It's better to be safe than sorry. Get your brakes thoroughly inspected to see what part of your braking system has been compromised to cause the burning smell. 

  • Brake warning light. This is possibly the most obvious, but if your brake warning light comes on visit your dealership or auto body as soon as possible to determine a diagnosis. 


If you need more information on your braking system or need an inspection, call your local auto body or dealership today. 


Penney Auto Body & Glass, Vancouver’s Auto Body Collision Repair Shop, is an expert in paint and body repair and cares about the welfare of your car and your personal safety. If you get involved in an automotive accident or you're a victim of a vehicle break-in or theft be sure to contact Penney Auto Body for your auto body, collision repair, and car painting services.

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