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If it’s taking longer than usual to come to a complete stop at red lights and stop signs, it’s a cause for worry! If this is happening to you, schedule an inspection of your brakes as soon as possible You may be wondering, “What happens if you don’t fix your brakes?” Don’t try to find out! Make sure that you schedule a brake repair so that your vehicle is as safe as possible to drive. The last a driver would want is to be the cause of an accident!

Because there is not a set schedule listed in your service manual, as soon as you start to notice braking problems, head to your auto shop for a needed brake repair. Generally, most drivers will find that their brakes will last around 50,000 before needing some form of brake repair. However, your driving habits and road conditions will play a major role in how many miles the various components (pads, rotors, and calipers) of the braking system will go.

So what happens if you don’t fix your brakes? It’s time for a necessary brake repair if you notice any of the following warning signs:

  • Noisy brakes – When the brake pads wear down and scrape against the brake disc, built-in sensors will produce a screeching or squealing sound. If you hear grinding sounds, the pads are completely worn down and there is metal-on-metal contact.
  • Excessive vibrating – A warped disc will make the brake pedal pulsate when pressure is applied.
  • Leaking brake fluid – Brake fluid leaking onto the hot motor creates a burning smell.
  • Taking longer to stop – If you have to push the brake pedal all the way to the floor to stop your car, it means that is taking too long! This can happen gradually and become a hazardous situation before realizing it.
  • Hard to steer – The steering wheel tugging or the car pulling to one side or the other when braking means the front brake pads are too thin.
  • Dash warning light – When the brake pads have worn down to a set measurement, an electronic sensor on the instrument panel will illuminate.

Tip to Remember: Ask your mechanic to check the condition of your brakes about every six months, or every other oil change.

Need to know more about what happens if you don’t fix your brakes? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Auto & Fleet Mechanic for more information about brake repair and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Modesto, CA, and the surrounding area.

Worried about what happens if you don’t fix your brakes? Schedule an appointment with a brake repair specialist at Auto & Fleet Mechanic.

If it’s taking longer than usual to come to a complete stop at red lights and stop signs, it’s a cause for worry! If this is happening to you, schedule an inspection of your brakes as soon as possible You may be wondering, “What happens if you don’t fix your brakes?” Don’t try to find out! Make sure that you schedule a brake repair so that your vehicle is as safe as possible to drive. The last a driver would want is to be the cause of an accident!

Because there is not a set schedule listed in your service manual, as soon as you start to notice braking problems, head to your auto shop for a needed brake repair. Generally, most drivers will find that their brakes will last around 50,000 before needing some form of brake repair. However, your driving habits and road conditions will play a major role in how many miles the various components (pads, rotors, and calipers) of the braking system will go.

So what happens if you don’t fix your brakes? It’s time for a necessary brake repair if you notice any of the following warning signs:

  • Noisy brakes – When the brake pads wear down and scrape against the brake disc, built-in sensors will produce a screeching or squealing sound. If you hear grinding sounds, the pads are completely worn down and there is metal-on-metal contact.
  • Excessive vibrating – A warped disc will make the brake pedal pulsate when pressure is applied.
  • Leaking brake fluid – Brake fluid leaking onto the hot motor creates a burning smell.
  • Taking longer to stop – If you have to push the brake pedal all the way to the floor to stop your car, it means that is taking too long! This can happen gradually and become a hazardous situation before realizing it.
  • Hard to steer – The steering wheel tugging or the car pulling to one side or the other when braking means the front brake pads are too thin.
  • Dash warning light – When the brake pads have worn down to a set measurement, an electronic sensor on the instrument panel will illuminate.

Tip to Remember: Ask your mechanic to check the condition of your brakes about every six months, or every other oil change.

Need to know more about what happens if you don’t fix your brakes? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Auto & Fleet Mechanic for more information about brake repair and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Modesto, CA, and the surrounding area.

Judi Harvey
Auto & Fleet MechanicModesto Auto Repair

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