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Signs of a Failing Brake System

One of your car’s most important systems may not help you get great mileage, enhance

your driving comfort, or make your car go faster- in fact it actually slows you down! It’s

your vehicle’s brake system. Your car uses a highly complex system consisting of friction

material, a master cylinder, boosters, rotors and pads or drums and shoes, calipers or

wheel cylinders and an intricate assembly of springs, hoses, steel lines, hydraulics, valves

and sometimes computers.

Check the information below to learn more about common issues that can occur with

your vehicle’s electrical system.

  • Odd Sounds - Brake grinding is always a serious issue and should not be taken lightly.

  • Temperamental Pedal - When a brake pedal is functioning normally it should feel firm, as if it has a tight hold on the brakes.

  • Smell?- The smell of melting plastic or electrical insulation is something that should never be ignored.

  • Pulling- Have you ever felt like your car has a mind of its own? Like it wants to make a right or left hand turn when you’re braking or driving? If this is the case it could be indicating an issue with the braking system.

If you suspect your car is having braking issues and you aren’t sure where they are stemming from, bring it to Nolan Motors, Balbriggan for a Brake Inspection

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