Posted March 27, 2020
When it comes to making sure your car lasts a long time, you must take the proper precautions to make sure everything is serviced. The brakes are one of most important things to maintain not only for the health of your car, but for your safety.
If your brakes make a loud grinding sound when you press on the pedal, this is almost always caused by contact of the rotor disc with part of the caliper. This is usually because of extreme wear to the brake pads or rotors. You want to get your brakes checked each time you get your oil done to avoid this happening. However, if you happen to hear this in between oil changes, bring your car in. Don’t make the mistake of letting this get worse. The reason is because you can cause more damage, increasing the cost to get it fixed, not to mentioned you are putting yourself at risk.
Here are some common noises and what you should do:
•Grinding: Stop driving and bring the car to South Bay Car Care. This means your brakes are gone.
•Thumping from rear: This could be the rear drums, but a good indication to bring your car in
•Squeaking: This could be the sign of cheap brakes or a warning that you need new brakes soon
•Thumping or Squealing: This could be rusted rotors if your car is left outside
•Scraping: You may have picked up a rock. Bring it in and we will check
Overall, if you hear a sound, don’t be afraid to bring your car by so we can check it out. Better safe than sorry. Contact us today for all your brake needs!
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