Understanding Car Noises

After my car died last summer, I did everything I could to learn what I could have done to prevent the problems. In addition to learning more about the preventive care and maintenance I should have been doing, I also learned how to correctly diagnose different issues, such as warped rotors, low oil pressure, and even incorrect wheel alignment. This blog is all about auto repair, so that you can prevent problems before they manifest themselves in an inconvenient way. You never know, the information on this blog could keep you out of serious trouble or help you to save a little money.

5 Problems Which Require Brake Repair

Automotive Blog

Brakes are the most critical safety components in a car, which is why many accidents are attributed to brake failure. You need to be aware of the condition of your car's brakes at all times. Many drivers associate brake problems with worn-out brake pads. But a car's braking system is a sophisticated system with finely tuned components that must work together. You should be aware of common braking problems which  require brake repairs as soon as you identify them:

1. Grinding Brake Pads

Can you hear screeching noises when you apply the brakes? This is a result of worn-out brake pads rubbing against the brake rotors. The metallic part becomes exposed and grinds against the brake rotors as the pads wear out. Apart from the noise, you will be able to feel the vibrations in your steering wheel. This is a clear sign to go for a checkup and brake repair.

2. Warped Brake Rotors

Your car's brakes often get misaligned over time or after intense braking, for example, when going downhill on long steep slopes. Misaligned rotors press unevenly against the pads, making wobbly movements. As a result, you will feel shuddering movements every time you press the brakes. When the rotors are warped, you need brake replacement for both the rotors and pads. 

3. Dragging Brake Caliper 

This problem happens when a brake caliper remains in a closed position. You will notice the car pulling to one side as the wheel with the dragging caliper rotates slower than the other wheels. Get brake repair right away to avoid steering problems and restore fuel efficiency.

4. Faulty Master Cylinder 

The master cylinder is a hydraulic part of your braking system which pushes fluid into the brake lines of your car's wheels. It works in concert with the brake booster. When this hydraulic system is faulty, you will notice the pedal goes down to the floor. This problem requires emergency brake repair because it is a total brake failure. 

5. Leaking Brake Lines 

Brake lines are also crucial components in the brake's hydraulic system. They carry hydraulic fluid under very high pressure. These lines sometimes crack because of heat from extreme pressure levels. 

Unless the brake lines rupture suddenly, the fluid will leak gradually. You will notice the brake pedal feels softer until it becomes too mushy to be useful. You need brake repair to replace ‌leaky lines.

Are your car's brakes getting you into scary situations? Drive into an automotive repair shop for brake repair to restore your car's safety.  


21 January 2022