Your vehicle's braking system works hard, and you certainly can't do without it. While other components help you go, it's your brakes that make you stop. Therefore, it's critical that you have braking ability, not broken components that leave you stranded or in danger. The certified technicians at Dynamic Automotive in the Urbana community of Urbana, Maryland, have the education, experience, and tools necessary to ensure that your car is safe. You'll find us conveniently located in the heart of our community at 8824 Urbana Church Road. Don't take chances with your brakes! Use our online scheduling feature or call us at (301) 874-8833 to schedule an appointment today.
Signs You Need Brake Repair
Although you should rely on the mechanical knowledge and expertise of professionals to ensure your car's safety, there are some warnings you may observe yourself that signal the need for repair. For instance, if you hear squealing or grinding when braking, it's possible that you have worn metal pads. Also, if the brake pedal feels "soft" or spongy when you press it, you could have a fluid leak that interrupts the hydraulic pressure. The pedal should never go all the way to the floorboard. Should the brake light illuminate on your dash panel, make sure you didn't accidentally leave the emergency brake engaged. If you didn't, the light probably signals the need for attention to your brakes. Scraping, wobbling, or vibrating during braking may indicate warped rotors. Rotors should be evenly thick and smooth to allow for maximum contact (and resulting friction) between the metal components that slow your vehicle. Finally, if something smells like it's burning, you may be driving with an engaged emergency brake or have a stuck brake caliper.
An Overview of Your Braking System
To help you understand what repairs your auto might need, we'd like to give you a brief overview of how your vehicle's braking system works. A car in motion stays in motion. That's why your brakes are so important for your safety and that of others. As the metal parts rub together, friction slows and stops the car.
A Break for Your Brakes
If you're not confident in your auto's ability to stop quickly in an emergency, you need to give your brakes a break and seek immediate inspection, service, and/or repair. If you're near the Urbana area of Frederick, Maryland, the professionals at Dynamic Automotive are here to assist you with all your braking system needs.