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How Do I Know If My Brakes Need Service?

How Do I Know If My Brakes Need Service?

There are several places you can look to determine if you need your brakes serviced. Some telltale physical signs regarding your brakes and rotors include grinding, squeaking, or screeching down the road. These are all very obvious to detect.   Another sign that you need brake service includes mushy or spongy feeling brakes. If you experience this unusual feeling, it usually means you are low on brake fluid.    Brake fluid is extremely important to the overall performance of your brakes. The braking system is a complex hydraulic system, which is why it is heavily reliant on brake fluid (aka DOT fluid). It is very important that you put the right kind of brake fluid in your car.   How Does Brake Fluid Work? Brake fluid helps braking systems by transferring force into pressure. Not only should you have enough brake fluid in your car, but the fluid condition should be clean. Without the clean and enough brake fluid, your brakes risk all-out failure.   The ... read more

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