Brakes are one of the most important safety systems in your vehicle. As such, it’s important to have your brakes inspected by a service technician if you suspect that they are not working properly. Take your vehicle to the service department at Clarksburg Mitsubishi to have your brakes serviced if you spot these warning signs.
Worn brake pads
Brake pads are essential components to your brakes’ functionality. Using your brakes causes your brake pads to wear down over time and accordingly become less effective, making it more difficult for your vehicle to stop.
To check that your brake pads are not wearing thin, you can usually view them between your wheel’s spokes, depending on the wheel’s design. The pads are located between the rotor and caliper. If the brake pads appear to be less than a quarter of an inch thick, it’s time to bring your vehicle into our service department for new brake pads.
Your braking system was made with an indicator that creates a squeal when it’s time for you to replace your brakes. Another noise you may hear is a grinding sound, which can occur when your brake pads have completely worn down, causing the calipers to grind against the rotors’ metal when you brake. If you hear either sound, you should have your breaks inspected.
Pulling to the side
If your vehicle seems to be pulling left or right when you apply the brakes, you could have a stuck caliper. Other potential causes of pulling are that you have uneven brake pads or a brake hose has collapsed. In addition, there could be problems with your tires, suspension or alignment. To figure out the source of the pulling, take your vehicle into our service department.
We at Clarksburg Mitsubishi encourage you to bring your vehicle to our service department if you notice any of these warning signs. Our service technicians would be happy to inspect and replace your brakes, as well as other parts of your vehicle.