How to Tell if You Need New Brakes

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It is pretty obvious that your vehicle’s brakes are one of the most important parts of your car or truck. So you want to make sure your brakes are always in good shape. Otherwise, you could get into an accident and get injured (or worse). So here are a few signs you need to look into getting new brakes for your car or truck. Bring it to our auto service near the Twin Cities if you suspect you need to have your brakes replaced or if you are experiencing any other issues with your car.

Do the brakes seem to pulsate when you push them?

When you hit your brakes, are you noticing a pulsating sensation? If so, that could signal the brake pads are worn out or warped because of extreme heat. Bring your car to our auto service and we can take a look. Chances are, we will fix this by either re-machining the pads or by putting in new ones.

Do the brakes feel like they are grinding when you push them?

If your brake pads are completely worn out, then you might experience a grinding sensation when you push on them. In that case, our auto service will have to totally replace the brake pads. Call us for an appointment as soon as possible because, if this problem isn’t fixed as soon as possible, you could end up damaging the rotors. And that is a much more expensive problem to get fixed.

Does your car pull to one side when you are driving?

Sometimes this problem can indicate an issue with your wheel alignment, but other times it indicates you need to bring your car to our auto service so we can check the brakes. Test your car by driving it and then slowly applying your brakes. If it starts to really pull while you’re pushing on your brakes, then the brake pads are probably wearing unevenly and should be repaired or replaced by a professional auto service like ours.

These are only a few signs that you might need new brakes. There are other good indications that your brakes might need to be serviced. But the best way to know for sure is by calling us and scheduling an appointment.

Would you like more information on our auto service near the Twin Cities? Call Auto Electric at 763-537-1221 or you can contact us and Schedule an Appointment.

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