Chevrolet Service 101: 3 Signs Your Brakes Need A Checkup

March 24th, 2022 by

The Chevrolet service process may seem daunting, but we here at Patriot Chevy of Limerick want to let you know it doesn’t have to be that way! Taking the time to learn what your vehicle needs to stay in peak condition will pay you back tenfold. Today’s lesson: how to tell if your brakes are in need of a checkup…

Noisy Brakes

As with many other parts of your vehicle, you may hear a problem before you feel it. The telltale brake squeaks are the first thing you’ll probably notice when your brakes need some attention. While this doesn’t present an immediate issue to address, noise brakes should be seen as soon as feasibly possible.

Spongy Brakes

If you’ve noticed that your brake pedal is feeling softer or spongier than usual, that could be a sign that you need a top off of brake fluid. The hydraulics within your brakes require a certain level before demanding more effort from the driver to engage, so a refill will bring your brake’s responsiveness back up to what you’re accustomed to.

Burning Smell

A burning smell coming from your engine in any regard means your vehicle is most likely not safe to drive. When it is coming from your brakes, that is a sign that your brake pads are severely damaged, and friction between your wheel and the brake rotor has occurred.

Is your vehicle exhibiting any of these symptoms? Well, make your way down to Patriot Chevy Limerick‘s service center today for a full brake inspection! Don’t let squeaky brakes spiral into worn-down wheels and brake rotors, stop by today for the full-service treatment.

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