Your Brake’s Cries for Help

Sometimes, your car can be trying to tell you something. If you are hearing an unusual noise, smelling a funky smell, or feeling something out of the ordinary when driving, it may be a sign that your vehicle needs a little extra TLC. When it comes to your vehicle’s brakes, you should never ignore the warning signs: 

  1. You notice that your brake light is flashing on your dashboard. Your brake light is on. 
  2. When you are driving, you either a squealing sound, grinding noise, or both. These sounds are usually indicators of metal against metal. 
  3. When you step on your brakes, you feel wobbling or vibration. 
  4. Your brakes are leaking fluid. 
  5. Your brakes feel spongy or soft when you use them. 
  6. You smell a burning noise while driving, which is a symptom of an overheated brake or clutch. 
  7. When driving, your car is pulling to one side of the road, which can indicate a damaged brake hose or caliper. 
  8. If you are pulling to one side of the road while driving, this could a damaged brake hose or caliper. 
  9. If your vehicle bounces up and down when you stop shortly, you might be surprised to know that this is not a sign of failing brakes, but instead, failing shocks. Either way if you are experiencing a bouncy ride, turn to the team at I-70 Auto Service. 

If you are experiencing any of these signs, it is time to contact the technicians at I-70 Auto Service for an inspection. With us, safety is always a top priority, and we won’t cut any corners when it comes to the safety and security of your vehicle. Schedule an appointment today.