Brakes are an essential part of vehicle safety. Insufficient braking due to a lack of maintenance can lead to trouble. If you suspect the brake system is not performing correctly, take the vehicle to a Certified Shop for a brake inspection.

Brake wear needs to be inspected visually. Some pads have a wear indicator that makes a squealing sound or illuminates a light on the dash. If the rotors go wrong, they will cause a slight vibration when the brakes are applied. If the brake fluid is low, it indicates either brake wear or a fluid leak.

Several components may need replacing when doing a brake replacement. A certified technician will determine the defective components by removing and inspecting them for serviceability. The brake pads and rotors slow the rotation of the tire and wheel. The friction on the pads and rotor causes wear, which leads to replacing these components. The brake caliper and hardware are subject to rust, corrosion, and hydraulic leaks. These components will not need replacing as often as the pads and rotors.