What’s That Awful Noise From My Brakes?

July 15th, 2015

So you step on the brake pedal and hear a loud, high-pitched groan or squeal. That means you’re headed for auto repair and your brakes are about to need replacement, right? Not necessarily.

If…and this is a big, important “if”…your brakes are performing normally and you don’t seem to be experiencing any loss in braking power, that obnoxious noiseBrake Repair New Martinsville, WV might be nothing to worry about. The friction material on brake pads is a very hard, dense compound of semi-metallic fibers or ceramic; sometimes, that noise can just be caused by the pads themselves vibrating while brakes are applied. That will also make the brake rotor vibrate, and between the two assemblies, you’ll hear a loud squealing or ringing sound, sometimes only as the car is just coming to a complete ...[more]

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Stay Ahead of Brake Repairs

September 30th, 2014

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Staying current with brake inspection is imperative to avoid costly repairs or replacements. Most major malfunctions and repairs can be avoided with routine maintenance, coupled with driver awareness. Learn signs of needed brake repairs such as: noises, smells and other vehicle malfunctions. Through driver awareness of these symptoms, problems can be easily detected to prevent long-term damages. Use these following tips to detect early signs of needed brake repair and, when these signs appear, consult your auto repair specialist immediately.

Sound: Unfamiliar noises such as: squealing, rubbing, and screeching are typical symptoms of brake pad or brake shoe malfunction. Inspecting curious noises produced from brake systems should be addressed ...[more]

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Do You Have Good Brakes?

February 28th, 2014
by: Clarke Jamison
 
 
There are some things on your vehicle that you should have confidence in and never worry about. Is everyone buckled up? Do I have a full tank of gas? Your vehicle should make you feel safe and secure, and keep you and your loved ones safe throughout your travel. It goes then, without much, saying that you also need to be confident in your brakes. This function is the one thing keeping you out of harm’s way in the event of an accident or road hazard. Think about it, you do not want to find out in the middle of a busy highway when everyone has slammed on their brakes that yours have not been properly maintained or are failing. Knowing that your ...[more]
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Are Brakes Supposed to Sound Like That?

July 28th, 2011

by: Clarke Jamison

 

Most people do not know how to repair or replace their vehicle's brakes, but with a little instruction, most people can assess whether or not there is a break in their brakes.

Determining car problems can be challenging, if you've had no training. When certain items on your car break, like a door handle, you may be able to postpone the repairs. However, brakes require immediate attention. Some people avoid repairing/replacing their brakes in an attempt to get more mileage out of them. This is a disaster waiting to happen. Brakes should be replaced the moment you suspect there is something wrong with them. A good practice is to make sure your brake ...[more]

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