Keeping Your Car Clean

I still remember the day that I bought my first car. I thought it was the most perfect vehicle in the world, and I vowed to care for it diligently. Unfortunately, within a few days I had forgotten about my promise, and I started tossing fast food wrappers in the back like everyone else. After awhile I realized that neglecting my car was turning the inside into a garbage pit, and I decided to learn how to take better care of my vehicle. I took a class on auto detailing, and it really helped me to turn things around. I want to teach you what I learned, so you should read this blog.

Brakes Going Out? 3 Signs To Watch For


The brakes on your vehicle have a major responsibility to make your vehicle stop when necessary. If the brakes on your car are not in good shape, there are signs to tell you this. If you are not paying attention to the signs, you may end up in an accident when your vehicle does not stop. Do not ignore the signs of your brakes needing to be changed. If you are not sure of these signs, read on for a few of them to watch out for.

1. Squealing Noises

Your brakes will make squealing noises when the brakes begin to go bad because there is a mechanism on the brakes themselves to help you know when they need to be changed. You need to pay attention to this noise and get your brakes inspected when you hear the noise. You may hear it when braking, or you may notice it when turning and slowing down as well. Either way, if you hear the noise, it is time to have them inspected and more than likely changed.

2. Difficulty Stopping

If it is taking longer to actually stop your vehicle, it may be because your brakes are going bad. You should be able to stop your vehicle fairly quickly, so if it seems like it is taking longer to stop your vehicle or you have to press your brake harder in order to get the vehicle to stop, it is time to have the brakes inspected and changed as needed.

3. Skipping Or Pulsing When Stopping

If when you attempt to brake, you notice your vehicle feel as though it is skipping, jumping, or pulsing in order to stop, you should have your brakes inspected. This means the brake pads are worn and, more than likely, worn unevenly. This is what is causing the jumping feeling as you slow your vehicle down. If you are not careful, you could end up in an accident when you are not able to stop at all because the brake pad is too worn down. 

If you notice these or other issues with your brakes or you have a difficult time stopping your vehicle, you need to get to your local brake service shop for a free brake inspection. Do npt drive around with a vehicle that is not safe and cannot stop when needed. Stop driving, and get it to a brake repair shop immediately.


29 December 2021