Your car has many important safety features, including seat belts, airbags, headrests, traction control and stability control. One safety feature that’s often overlooked is the vehicle’s braking system. At the Knudtsen Chevrolet Service Center, the Spokane brake service, we understand just how important your brakes are to your vehicle’s safety. That’s why we pay close attention to detail when you bring your car to our service department for brake work.
Brakes keep you and your passengers safe by stopping or slowing your car to avoid a potential accident. Keep your vehicle running safely and visit the Knudtsen Chevrolet Service Department for the best brake service in Spokane Valley.
One sign that your vehicles’ brakes need to be inspected is if you feel them slipping. If this occurs, it’s essential not to put off bringing the car in for service. If the brakes aren’t working properly, it could put you and your family at risk. Additionally, it can cause an accident that could injure the occupants of another vehicle, as well as pedestrians.
Brakes that are working correctly shouldn’t make any noise. If your car’s brakes squeal, it may mean the drums, rotors or brake pads are damaged due to friction from the brake lining. It’s crucial to remedy this situation before it snowballs into a big problem. If your car’s brakes sound like they’re grinding, it’s a sign that the brake pads are worn. Driving on worn brake pads could lead to damage to the rotors and drums.
When you apply the brakes, your vehicle shouldn’t pull to the right or left. If you notice the car pulls in one direction when you brake, it may mean the brake linings are uneven or worn, or the brake line may be damaged. If the brakes feel like they’re dragging, the brake fluid may have become contaminated, or the brakes may be out of alignment.
Your car should stop easily when you step on the brake pedal. If you find you must pump the brakes to bring the vehicle to a stop, there may be air in the brake system, or there may be an air leak in the brake lines. If this occurs, you’ll notice the brake pedal sinking to the floor when idling.
Other signs of brake problems include banging or vibrating when you apply the brakes, a pedal that seems “spongy,” or the brake warning light coming on.
Don’t ignore a potential brake issue. If you suspect there’s a problem with your vehicle’s brakes, bring it to the Knudtsen Chevrolet Service Center right away. Our expert service technicians will perform a thorough brake inspection and check the brake fluid. With our years of experience, we can identify the source of any problems with your car’s brakes and repair it quickly, so you’ll be back on the road in no time.
Call the Knudtsen Chevrolet Service Department at 877-310-0364 to schedule a brake inspection, or make an appointment on our website. We’re conveniently located at 1900 E. Polston Ave. in Post Falls, ID, right off I-90. We’re here whenever you need help.