Need Your Brakes Checked, Repaired Or Replaced In Ottawa?
It’s easy to take your car’s brakes for granted. Never forget that every time you pump the brakes, your car’s braking system has to perform a tremendous task to ensure your vehicle slows or stops safely. The ability to brake quickly and effectively in an unexpected situation can mean the difference between life and death. It’s why keeping your car’s brakes well maintained is of vital importance to ensure you – and everyone around you – stay safe on the roads.
When it comes to detecting braking issues in your car, you’ll notice one or several of these warning signs, all of which are hard to ignore:
Stopping Takes Longer Than Usual
If you have to brake harder, make your car slow down, or if it feels less agile when braking, it’s time for a checkup.
If your car makes shrill, squealing noises when braking, it could indicate worn brake pads. Brakes pads are usually the first parts of your braking system to need replacement.
Your Car Veers To The Side
If you feel your car pulling to the left or right when you brake, it’s important to get to a service centre immediately. This loss of control over your vehicle can escalate and put you in harm.
Brake Pedal Feels Sloppy
Pumping the brake pedal should feel firm and responsive to the touch. If you have to push down lower and harder for the car to respond, or that there’s less resistance it’s time for a checkup.
Stittsville Automotive Services has years of experience and technical expertise in brake servicing and repair. As with any part of vehicle maintenance, it’s better to get your car’s brakes inspected and maintained as soon as you detect a problem, as damage tends to accumulate quickly and cost you more at the end of the day.
- Checking your brake pads and brake shoes for wear and tear
- Checking your brake drums and brake rotors for wear and tear
- Inspecting your wheel cylinders and callipers for potential leaks
- Checking your hydraulic lines and hydraulic hoses for possible leaking, kinks, and blockages present
- Checking the levels of fluid in your master cylinder as well as checking the quality of it
- Using specialised diagnostic equipment to assess the performance of your ABS and traction control systems.
Should you need servicing and replacement, we install only parts of higher grade quality, which will last you longer and give you more miles on the road. Give us a call or stop by for an inspection and get the peace of mind you deserve.