How Do I Know If I Need to Bring My Vehicle in for Brake Service or Repair?
Taking care of your brakes is crucial for maintaining a safe driving experience for you and your passengers. It is a feature you use every day, and even a slight change can indicate something is wrong. If your vehicle’s brakes are performing poorly and you are in Clarksville, TN, it is imperative that you bring your car into TC Towing & Repair Service for an inspection. Some warning signs include:
The brake light on your dashboard turns on and stays on – If this happens, first make sure your handbrake is not engaged. If your brake light stays on, your vehicle is telling you that it is time for an inspection and/or that there is a problem with your brakes.
Your car pulls to one side when braking – One brake system may be working more efficiently than the other, causing your vehicle to pull to one side when braking.
Your brake pedal feels soft or spongy – If you notice a difference in the resistance in the brake pedal, such as that it feels “softer,” or sinks all the way to the floor mat when you press on it, it’s a sign you need immediate service. There could be air or moisture in the braking system, a leak or a problem with the master cylinder.
Your brakes are squeaking, grinding, or squealing – If you hear a high-pitched noise when applying your brakes, it likely means that your brake pads or shoes have worn out. This could also cause a grinding sound with or without pushing on the brake pedal.
Your ABS light is on or flashing on your instrument panel – ABS stands for anti-lock braking system. If the light is on or flashing while your car, truck, or SUV is on, it means there is a malfunction that needs attention. If your ABS light is on, give TC Towing & Repair Service a call so we can diagnose and repair the issue.
If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, do not hesitate to bring your vehicle to TC Towing & Repair Service in Clarksville, TN today! We will make sure your shocks and struts work. We can also perform other services you may need, like scheduled maintenance, tune-ups, and engine repair, General Repair, or Transmission Repair.