The brake system is arguably the most important safety feature of any passenger vehicle. It is responsible for stopping and slowing down your vehicle; a feature you cannot afford to live without. It’s critical that proper procedures and preventive maintenance be performed regularly to avoid not only costly, but in some cases, life-threatening brake system failure.
When to Have Your Brakes Looked At
There are common warning signs to know when your brake system should be serviced. Firstly is any squealing or squeaking when you hit the brakes. While some noise is normal, excessive grinding, squealing, chatter or screeching should be addressed sooner rather than later. Another sign of worn brakes is vibration felt when stopping. This could also be due to rotor imperfections or your tires being out of round. Finally, if your car pulls to one side when you stop your brakes might be misadjusted or malfunctioning.
How We Can Help
It is recommended that a vehicle’s brake system be inspected by a certified technician at least once a year, or every 8,000-10,000 miles. If driven in heavy traffic, the system should be inspected every six months. Brake system servicing is what Tilden has been known for since we were founded. Bring your car into the shop today and we can inspect the condition of your brakes and make any necessary adjustments or replacements based on the status of your pads and whatever issues you are facing.