When it comes to vehicle safety, the brake system is at the top of the list, so have your brakes checked by an auto service professional at least once a year. Knowing the key warning signs that your brakes may need maintenance will go a long way toward keeping you and others safe on the road.
Noise: screeching, grinding or clicking noises when applying the brakes
Pulling: vehicle pulls to one side while braking
Low Pedal: brake pedal nearly touches the floor before engaging
Hard Pedal: must apply extreme pressure to the pedal before brakes engage
Grabbing: brakes grab at the slightest touch to the pedal
Vibration: brake pedal vibrates or pulses, even under normal braking conditions
Light: brake light is illuminated on your vehicle’s dashboard