Identifying Some Common Brake Problems

The condition of your brakes directly affects whether or not your car is safe to drive. Look for some of the following signs of brake problems so you can get the automotive repair services that you need to keep your car running well:


If you hear a squealing sound when you brake, it could be an indication that your brake pads are wearing too thin. When you start to hear this sound, it means that they have already started to thin out and no longer have the friction they need to stop as well as they should. Some brake pads have wear indicators that will make a chirping sound under light to no braking (coasting) conditions and the chirp goes away when the brake pedal is pressed harder. This would also be an indication that the brakes need to be inspected. If you eve­­r hear squealing when you brake, you should definitely bring your car to the repair shop.

Decreased Braking Power

Another way to tell that you might need new brakes is by paying attention to how well they work. If you notice that your car does not stop as well as it once did, it could be a sign that your brake pads are too worn to stop the car as effectively as it should. Sometimes the brake pedals seem to sink closer to the floor when you press the brake. These signs could also be a result of a leak. No matter the cause of the problem, it is important to get the brakes checked out as soon as possible.


If you notice that your car tends to favor a certain side when you brake, it could be a result of uneven wear and tear. It might also be an indication that there is something mixed in with the brake fluid. As soon as your car starts to pull toward a certain side when you brake, you should call the repair shop.

If you think you have a problem with your brakes, the experts at Automotive Recalibration Center can help. With our experienced mechanics, we offer some of the best auto repair services in all of Tucson. To learn more about our shop, visit us online or call (520) 747-9229.

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