It’s a good idea to check your brakes to ensure that they will be in safe working condition before the colder weather arrives. Brakes are one of those normal wear items for any car. Eventually, they will need to be checked and replaced. Your vehicle’s braking system should ideally be checked once a year. Plus, they should be thoroughly inspected to include the brake lining wear, brake fluid level, rotor thickness, condition of hoses and brake lines, brake and dash warning lights, and you should also take the car out for a test drive in order to detect any other potential brake system issues.

A correctly working brake system will make sure that you are operating a safe vehicle that you are able to control under any driving conditions you might face. Motorists should be able to put a stop to any potential brake system issue by recognizing both signs and systems that their brake system might need an inspection, maintenance or a repair.

If your car is pulling to either the left or right, or if you hear weird sounds when applying pressure to the brakes, they should be inspected. Some other warning signs can include an illuminated brake warning light, brake grabbing, low pedal feet, vibrations, hard pedal feel and squeaking or squealing.

Several different factors can have an effect on brake wear and tear. These include driving habits, operating conditions, vehicle type, and brake lining material quality. You should never put off any routine brake inspections or needed repairs. Letting the brakes get to the point where they are metal on metal is very dangerous and can lead to a very costly repair bill.

For a lot of car owners, maintaining their car’s brakes is something that is typically overlooked. But keeping your brakes properly calibrated and in great working condition can help prevent repairs down the line, and most importantly, it will help you avoid a collision.

Stop by and visit Rover Automotive in North Vancouver for your preventative brake maintenance. Our team of service experts can help save you money in the long run and keep your car on the road for longer.