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Brake Repair

Automotive Service Repair

Brake Repair

Lakside Auto Brake Repair Specialist in Traverse City!

Regular brake inspections must be part of everyone’s list of vehicle maintenance. It is recommended that you have your brakes inspected at least once a year because you may not be aware of any problems. There are many signs you can watch out for that will let you know when you need to perform brake repairs or any other brake maintenance.

Brake Fluid Exchange

Most European automotive manufacturers recommend a brake fluid exchange every 24 months / 2 years.

Low Brake Pedal

When your brakes are not as responsive as they used to be or when the pedal sinks low to the floor, you probably have a leak in your brake system. This could mean that the brake fluid is leaking or that there is an air leak in the brake hose. If there is a puddle underneath your car while it is parked, it is a sign of a leakage.

Vibrations While Braking

If you experience a vibration when pressing on the brake pedal, this is a sign of warped rotors. This is caused by braking too hard for a long time, which will cause increased amount of friction. When there is too much friction, the rotors cannot handle the amount of heat that occurs from braking. Vibrations could also mean that your car is not aligned right which can be fixed at Lakeside Automotive.

Brake Light On

One of the most obvious warnings is when a red light turns on indicating that there are some brake problems in the system. There are also amber brake-warning lights that indicate problems with the ABS.

Screeching Brakes

Just by listening to your brakes, you will know whether you need to get your brakes checked. A piece of metal called an indicator will warn you if you if you need to replace your brake pads. Constant high-pitched screeching sounds mean that it is time to make an appointment.

The warning signs listed above require immediate attention in order to ensure proper braking conditions in a time of emergency. The experts at Lakeside Automotive know when you need to repair your brakes after checking brake pads, brake shoes, rotors, drums, and brake fluid.