Signs That You May Need New Brakes

Foot pressing on the brakes.The last thing you want to happen when driving down the road is to need to use your brakes to suddenly stop and have them not work properly. The danger in this is clear and could be potentially catastrophic. 

Most of the time, however, your brakes will begin to display warning signs that they need repair or replacement. We’ve culled some of the most common symptoms from a list put together by for your review. 

Don’t Ignore the Brake Light

This falls under the category of “duh,” but needs to be said. Most vehicles today will alert you when there is a serious potential problem with your braking system via a warning light. Don’t ignore it! Get your system checked out immediately when you see this light. 

Do You Hear That?

One of the most common symptoms of a braking system needing repair is squealing, squeaking, or grinding noises. The good news here is that in most cases if you hear these kinds of sounds, it’s only a component of your braking system that needs attention – not the whole system. 

Do You Feel That?

A vibrating steering wheel or vibration when braking is also a common sign of an issue with your system. In many cases, this symptom indicates that the rotors in your braking system are warped. 

Do You See That?

If you see brake fluid leaking from your vehicle, it’s definitely time to get your system checked. It could be indicative of a serious problem that could compromise the integrity of your braking system. 

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Let Us Check Your Brakes At Honda of Frontenac

If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, then now is the time to bring your vehicle to Honda of Frontenac and let our service specialists check it out. We can take care of any minor or major repair work to your braking system and save you money in the process. Best of all, we only use factory OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) parts when servicing your brake system. These are the highest-quality parts available on the market! 

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