When it’s time for a professional brake inspection and repairs, there are usually warning signs, here is an abbreviated list:
“Spongy” brake pedal - if you press the brake pedal and it feels “spongy” or soft, it can indicate brake problems – time to get the brake system checked out by a professional mechanic.
Brakes that squeak – usually a sign that something is wrong with the brakes, time to get your vehicle to a repair shop asap.
Car shakes during braking – shaking or strong vibrations during braking usually indicate problems with warped rotors. Rotor replacement is the likely solution. Modern rotors tend to be too thin to allow for rotor resurfacing.
“ABS” warning light – anti-lock brake warning light indicates a problem with the ABS / anti-lock braking system. We recommend visiting a professional mechanic to diagnose and repair this problem.
Goodyear Tires and Auto Repair in Santa Cruz is a full service auto repair facility. We offer comprehensive brake system inspections, diagnostics and repairs. We also provide routine brake services like brake pad replacement, rotors replacement, brake line and hoses inspection and replacement, as well as brake fluid change – a vital, but often neglected maintenance item.
If your vehicle indicates need for brake inspection and repairs, or if you feel even the slightest concern about your vehicle’s brake system, call our Santa Cruz auto repair shop – do not delay - your safety is at stake. All repairs performed at Goodyear Tires and Auto Repair carry a 2 year / 24,000 mile warranty. Call today!