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3 Signs of Defective Brakes

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When it comes to safety, your brakes are one of the most important features of your car. If you suspect that your brakes may be defective, it is important to take action right away.

In this blog post, we will discuss three signs that may indicate a problem with your vehicle’s brakes. Keep an eye out for these signs, and if you notice any of them, take your car in for a brake inspection!

#1 - Grinding or Squealing Noises

If you hear a loud grinding or squealing noise when you hit the brakes, it could be a sign that your brakes are in need of repair. This can indicate either worn brake pads or something more serious such as warped rotors.

#2 - Soft Brake Pedal

If pressing down on the brake pedal feels spongy and doesn’t provide much resistance, it could be a sign of air in the braking system. This issue should be addressed right away to ensure proper braking power and reduce stopping distance.

#3 - Vehicle Pulls to One Side

Uneven wear on your brake pads can cause your vehicle to pull to one side while braking. If you feel a tugging sensation as you press on the brakes, it could be an indication that your brakes are not working equally on both sides.

If you notice any of these signs, don’t hesitate to take your car in for a brake inspection. It is always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to the safety of yourself and others while driving!

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