When it comes to the safety of your vehicle, few things are as important as the braking system. You want to make sure that you can stop at a moment’s notice, and not having that ability can jeopardize the safety of you and your passengers. At Premier1 Auto Care in San Antonio, Texas, we want to make sure you have full control of your safety. Our ASE Certified technicians utilize state-of-the-art tools and components for all your car’s brake services. And with years of experience servicing brake systems, they’ll be able to perform any service you need with the quality and care you expect.
To maintain quality performance from your car's braking system, you must understand when it's going through signs of wear-and-tear. Understanding these signs allows you to prevent problems from worsening or from even happening at all. Whether you're not sure what to look for or you're looking to add to your knowledge base, here are two common trouble signs you should be aware of:
When you're using the brakes, you shouldn't hear any sounds coming from them when in use. If you do hear any sounds, that could be a sign your car's brake pads need to be replaced. You'll specifically need to listen for any squeaking or squealing and grinding. If you hear the former two, that indicates the brake pads are at their minimal level of thickness. Although the brakes are fine, you'll need to have the pads replaced soon. If you hear the latter, that means the brake pads have fully worn out. This is awful for the brakes, as the metal-on-metal contact can seriously damage the system. You'll want to get professional repairs immediately.
When you press the brake pedal, the brakes should activate immediately. If you need to apply additional pressure for the brakes to activate, you're likely dealing with a spongy brake pedal. This typically happens when there is air or moisture trapped in the brake lines. We suggest service as soon as possible, as this issue can worsen over time. If not serviced promptly, the brake pedal can eventually reach the floor of your vehicle, and you will no longer be able to activate the brakes.
The braking system is crucial to your vehicle's safety, so you must have it serviced by professionals who are comfortable with the ins and outs of the system. For all your brake repair and maintenance service needs, make sure you visit Premier1 Auto Care in San Antonio, Texas. Our ASE Certified technicians utilize their extensive experience and state-of-the-art equipment to perform the services you need with the quality, care, and expertise you expect.
Schedule your next brake service by calling our shop at (210) 202-1902 and chatting with one of our staff. Close by our shop? Feel free to stop by and chat with our team! You'll find us on 16308 San Pedro Avenue, next to the Hollywood Park Police Department, and we can't wait to provide you with a safer vehicle!