Need Brake Repair? We’ll Put a Stop to Your Squeaking Brakes

Five Signs You Need Brake Repair

To stay safe while you’re behind the wheel, your vehicle’s brake system needs to be in tip-top shape. If even one component of this system is worn out, your car may not be able to stop efficiently. But how do you know if your car needs brake repair? Thankfully, your vehicle will let you know when something is up.

Here are five signs that you need to book a brake repair appointment at GT Peace Automotive in Chantilly, Virginia.

  1. Strange Sounds
  2. If you’re hearing squeaking or squealing noises every time you pump your brake pedal, it could signal your brake pads are worn out. If this is the case, they’ll need to be replaced immediately. Take your car to our certified mechanics to have your brakes inspected. Additionally, if you notice metal-on-metal grinding sounds, your brake calipers or rotors should also be checked out.

  3. Impaired Stopping Efficiency
  4. Are you having trouble slowing down? An inefficient braking system can increase your risk of an accident. If your car isn’t slowing down, call our automotive repair specialists right away. A car that can’t stop is a threat to you and other drivers on the road.

  5. High Mileage
  6. Have you racked up thousands of miles on the odometer? If so, your car may be overdue for a brake pad replacement. As a general rule of thumb, you should replace your pads every 50,000 miles or so.

  7. Spongy Brake Pedal
  8. If your brake pedal feels soft or spongy when you press down on it, you should have your brakes inspected. This could indicate that you have air in your brake line(s).

  9. Shakes and Shimmies
  10. Is your car vibrating when you try to stop? This could be an indication your brake pads are worn out. Call our car care specialists now.

Chantilly’s Trusted Brake Repair Experts

If you’ve noticed any of these symptoms, call the auto repair experts at GT Peace Automotive in Chantilly, Virginia, now. You can relax in our waiting room that offers free Wi-Fi, a large TV, and even an Xbox!

To book your brake repair appointment, call us today at 703-956-6499.

Written by GT Peace Automotive