Brake Service in Ann Arbor, MI
It's easy to not think about your brakes until they stop working, but why wait for a potentially dangerous problem to present itself when you are on the road? Bring your car, truck, or SUV into Advanced Automotive to diagnose any common to car and truck brakes in Ann Arbor, Michigan before they become a grave danger. Plus, regular brake check-ups have been proven to extend the life of brake systems.
Diagnosing the problem
Squeaky Brakes: If you find your brakes are squeaking as you come to a stop, it's worthwhile to investigate the cause. Often, this indicates a failing part in your brake system, but sometimes can simply be the result of dirty brakes! Inspect brake rotors for any indications of significant wear.
Soft Brake Pedal: When pushing down your pedal to come to a stop, does your car decelerate as soon as you touch the pedal, or do you have to push it far down to reach a full stop? If your brakes feel vague, 'soft,' or 'spongy,' this is a strong indication that you need to replace or service your brake system.
Warning Lights: "BRAKE," "ABS" or "ANTILOCK" symbols on your dashboard are there to inform you of any failures in your brake system. We will diagnose and fix it so that you will be safe on the road.
Brake Fluid: Dropping levels of brake fluid can indicate a worn brake system. Frequent fill-ups on brake fluid are one way to remedy the problems temporarily but indicate a leak in the hydraulic system that needs to be addressed by professionals.
Ann Arbor brake service
All it takes to guarantee a brake system is in perfect working order is to inspect brake lines, fluid, rotors, and pads once every 12 months, or according to your vehicle's owner's manual.
As an additional measure, pay attention to your brake feel as you drive your car day-to-day. Your brakes should be responsive and efficient. Vagueness, shakiness or inefficient stopping are all indications that you ought to inspect your brake system.