Diagnosing Common Brake Problems

Your car’s braking system is arguably the most important system in your vehicle. For safety purposes it’s imperative to have your brakes inspected on a regular basis by a professional.

If you suspect problems with your brakes, whether it’s a soft pedal or a sharp grinding sound, it’s best to address the situation immediately by having your brakes inspected. Brake repairs are best left to experts, so if you don’t have experience inspecting and repairing these systems, bring your car or light truck to Advanced Auto Repair Service or call us at 518-765-2078 to have your brakes properly inspected and serviced if needed. Safety is of the utmost concern when it comes to your vehicle’s braking system, because of this we recommend that brake repairs be performed by a qualified, properly trained technician.

Common Brake Complaints:

  1. Sponge-like or Soft Pedal – A spongy feeling or soft brake pedal is a sure sign of a problem. If you have to pump the brakes for them to work effectively, or you notice the brake pedal traveling further towards the floor than usual, this is indicative of a loss of pressure in the braking system AND should be checked immediately.When the brake pedal is soft or spongy, there could be a leak in one of the brake lines. Leaks can occur in several different places, some visible, some not. If the loss of pressure is caused by an internal failure in the master cylinder, however, you may not see fluid leaking externally.Advanced Auto Repair Service in Voorheesville, NY, will properly inspect your brake system and advise you as to what is needed to remedy your sponge-like pedal.
  1. Irregular Noises – If you hear a metallic sound or screeching when you use your brakes, it could be the brake pads are worn down and need to be replaced. It could also be a sign of warped rotors or a damaged caliper that can also cause you to feel a shudder in the steering wheel when applying the brakes. Once again, your best solution is to have your brakes inspected by a professional repair facility.
  2. Brake Indicator Lightbrake light. If you see the brake warning light on your dashboard, do NOT ignore it. Immediately stop your vehicle and do not use it again until the braking systems can be properly inspected and diagnosed.

For more information on common brake problems and to have your brakes properly inspected, stop into Advanced Auto Repair Service, 14 Drywall Ln, Voorheesville, NY or call 518-765-2078 and we can discuss any questions or concerns that you have about your vehicle’s braking system.

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Advanced Auto Repair Service - 14 Drywall Lane Voorheesville, NY 12186

Advanced Auto
Repair Service
14 Drywall Lane
Voorheesville, NY 12186

We proudly provide auto repair service to car and light truck owners in Voorheesville, New York and surrounding communities:

Altamont 12009 | Clarksville 12041 | Delmar 12054 | East Berne 12059 | Guilderland 12084 |Schenectady 12303 | Guilderland Center 12085 | Rensselaerville 12147 | Selkirk 12158 | Slingerlands 12159 | Westerlo 12193 | Berne 12023 | Albany 12203