Not a Matter You Should Overlook
Although it’s sometimes tempting to put off scheduling car repairs until tomorrow, your ability to stop should not be a matter you overlook. After all, your ability to go is important, but your ability to bring your vehicle to a halt–especially in an emergency–is critical. Whether it’s time for a brake check and routine service or you suspect a problem, be sure to stop by before you discover that you can’t stop your car. Putting off brake repair one more time could be one time too many. Import Auto Repair in Alpharetta, Georgia, can help you with your brake repair needs for any make or model. We specialize in European imports, so you can be assured that we have the expertise needed to care for your prized automobile brakes properly. You’ll find our main location at 6735 Atlanta Hwy Alpharetta, GA 30004, but you can also take advantage of our quick, convenient, secure drop-off point in Milton at Birmingham Village. Take a break to take care of your brakes, and call us at (770) 475-1090.
Don’t Ignore the Warning Signs
While it is remotely possible for brakes to fail suddenly, there are usually warning signs of brake trouble far ahead of catastrophe. Not all of them point solely to your braking system, but you should be aware and vigilant, having the issue checked as soon as you detect it. For instance, you may begin to hear squealing, squeaking, or grinding when you press the pedal. Those higher-pitched sounds often point to brake pad wear. Left unattended, the symptom may worsen to grinding. The longer you put off the repair, the greater damage and expense you will likely incur. Also, if you smell a burning odor, you could have overheated brakes. If this is an immediate issue where you’ve been braking a lot in recent minutes, pull over to let your brakes cool. If the problem is more chronic, you should have the system checked, especially if the brake fluid is old. Another potential indicator is a vibrating steering wheel, especially when applying brakes. This may be caused by something else, but our experienced technicians can check it out to confirm the exact nature of the trouble. Also, you may notice a soft or spongy sensation when you depress the brake pedal. This likely tells you that your brakes aren’t doing their job as effectively as they should, and you need to have us check your car immediately. If you have a leak and are losing brake fluid, your vehicle may lack the hydraulic pressure it needs to stop your car quickly enough. Finally, there’s the obvious sign. If you see the dashboard warning light for brakes illuminate, definitely bring your auto in for a check.
Your Local Shop for Brake Repair
Brakes are vital to any car, whether it’s new or old, economy or luxury, sporty in appearance, or convenient for the soccer mom. However, braking ability may take on a heightened tone when you drive a European import model. Although we don’t recommend reckless driving, many owners of certain cars enjoy driving experiences that may put a bit more emphasis on braking. Your current vehicle may have factory standard brakes, or you may have upgraded to a high-performance system. Regardless of the system or circumstance, entrust all your brake repairs to Import Auto Repair. We’re only a phone call away at (770) 475-1090.