Stay Safe with Regular Brake Inspections
Symptoms of faulty brakes are all too often blamed on external conditions. If you've been noticing that it takes a bit more room to stop as you approach stop signs and red lights, it's not that your neighborhood is due for a new coat of pavement or a more efficient snowplow crew. It could, in fact, mean your brakes are in need of service. Have you been hearing noises? Think that screeching or grinding noise is coming from the car behind you? Think again. Worn calipers and rotors can make some pretty funky sounds, some of which you might not even realize are coming from your car.
Nearly all brake pads come equipped with wear indicators that squeal when your pads need replacing, but the noises they make aren't always easily recognizable, especially if you've got the stereo cranked up or, like the rest of us, have 10 other things on your mind. In fact, having your brakes checked and repaired before they go completely caput can often save you quite a bit of money in the long run.
You may also be in need of basic maintenance as well. The brake system uses a hydraulic fluid, which tends to retain water. This water can cause rust in the brake lines and this can also result in the boiling point of the fluid becoming lower. If the brake fluid happens to boil, it can cause major issues within the system, like blown seals or gaskets. Flushing this hydraulic fluid will get all of that old fluid out and replace it with new fluid, thereby eliminating this issue.
Drivers from around Medford can put a stop to all their brake-related questions by calling the parts and service experts at Lithia Nissan of Medford. Schedule an appointment online today or call us at (888) 470-0157.
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