Driving safely in your Sarasota used truck depends on many factors. From the weather conditions to the quality of the roads, traffic, and even fate, half a second everything can change when driving. The best way to remain safe on the roads is to keep up with regular maintenance and care. And brakes are a great place to begin.
In fact, checking your brakes is one of the most essential aspects to your vehicle’s maintenance process. Most cars use a similar braking systems as a bicycle in that a set of padded clamps squeeze together on a rotor and the friction between the pads and the rotor causes your vehicle to stop. Over time, these pads break down and need to be checked.
Here are a few signs that your brakes could use a checkup:
Your brakes display a warning sign. If you notice an illuminated warning sign on your dashboard, your vehicle is crying for help. While this may be self explanatory, many drivers brush off these warning as just another light on in the car.
Your brakes are very vocal. When you brake, do your brakes scream at you? If you hear a high pitched sound in your car, it could be a warning signal meaning that you may need to get your brakes fixed. In addition to the high-pitched warning sound, also listen for a harsh grinding sound.
Your brakes are extremely jerky. If you feel rapid pulses coming from your brake-pedal when you stop your car, it could indicate that you have a problem with your brakes.
Your brakes are pulling you in multiple directions. If your vehicle always wants you to turn to one side while you’re braking, it could be a malfunction in your braking system. The pulling could be the result of a stuck caliper, a collapsed brake hose, or uneven brake pads. While this is a sign for a malfunctioning brake system, it could also be the result of poor alignment or worn tires.
If you experience any of these symptoms, go to a professional mechanic immediately. When you take the proper precautions, and maintain various aspects of your Sarasota used truck’s inner workings, you can enjoy a safe driving experience in your truck. For more safety information, contact us today. Gibson Truck World is all about the safety and security of your vehicle and family–what other regular-vehicle-maintenance chores do you complete to keep your family safe?