Will Burner III
Port St. Lucie, & Vero Beach, FL
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Would you be able to identify a problem with your brakes before they failed? You don’t need to be a mechanic, you just need to know what to look out for. This article has some tips which can help. It’s easy to know when you have an oil leak because you learned how to smell it out. And of course, you know that your engine is overheating because you learned to identify steam pouring from the hood as a sign. But could you identify when your brakes were calling out for help or when they needed a little attention? With so much vehicle maintenance focused on a vehicle’s engine, many drivers are left without a full rounded knowledge of their building.

How to Know When Your Brakes Need Your Assistance

Knowing how important it is for all motorists to understand how their vehicle works and how to identify small problems before they grow, Willburner has the following information to share to help you identify when your brakes are telling you about a small problem.

Your Brakes Are Squealing

If you can hear a squealing noise from your brakes then it shouldn’t be ignored. While some people may tell you that it's’ just dust or dirt on your wheels, it’s actually your brake pads trying to get your attention. Inside the material of your brake pads sits a tiny pin which is hidden. As your brakes wear down, this pin becomes more and more exposed until it finally starts to hit your wheels as you brake. WHen it does, of course, you hear the awful squealing noise! This is your brake pad’s way of telling you that it’s almost time for a replacement.

Baseball Cards in Your Spokes!

Those were the days! You and your friends rode around sounding like the coolest kids in town! What isn’t cool, however, is a clicking noise which comes from the wheels of your car. Not cool at all! As you press down on your brake pedal, the braking system pushes your brake pads against the wheels of your car. Because they are replaceable, instead of being permanently fixed your brake pads sit inside a secure fitting. If they were not places in this fitting correctly or have become dislodged then they can start to move around and click as they as pressed against your wheels. In addition to your brake pads, the quality of your brake fluid determines how well your brake operate. Click here to buy AMSOIL DOT 3 and DOT 4 Synthetic Brake Fluid and provide your brakes with a high-quality brake fluid designed for maximum traction control. Alternatively, speak with Willburner by calling (772) 770-3448 to find out which is the right product for your vehicle needs.

Remember the Times?

They’re fond memories. Where you would go for a leisurely drive and then, when the right moment came along, you would gently place your foot on the brake pedal and slow down. Hang on! What do you mean memories? If your car isn’t coming to a complete stop in a timely fashion when you apply the brakes then it’s time to take action. Unless there are other sounds which come with the reduced ability to brake then it’s likely that your brake pads simply needs to be replaced. Head to your mechanic to get your brake pads inspected and if necessary, replaced.

Excuse Me? Where Are You Going?

There is one primary action which should occur when you put your foot on the brake pedal. Your car brakes. Not, your car brakes and tries to change lanes. Just, your car brakes. If your car seems to have a mind of its own when it comes time to stop then your brakes could be to blame. An unevenly worn brake pad or a caliper which has become stuck are common causes for this problem. However, it could also be the sign of something much larger. Either way, driving in this situation can be dangerous and should be seen to as a matter of urgency.

A Synthetic Oil Change in Saint Lucie County Can Boost the Performance of Any Engine Type

Knowing when your brakes are experiencing a small problem or are alerting you to the need for attention is important to keeping your vehicle in good shape and you and your passengers safe. Be sure in add your brake fluid to the list of items in your regular vehicle maintenance checklist and always top it up if its low. If you can see that the brake fluid, or any other fluid on your list, has become murky and has seen better days, replace it instead of just topping it up. Check out Willburner’s online store to learn more about the available range of engine lubricants, or call (772) 770-3448 and speak with a synthetic oil change expert about your vehicle and engine requirements.

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 Vero Beach, FL, 32962
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