2 Things You Should Know About Your Car Brakes

23 August 2017
 Categories: Automotive, Blog


Operating a car safely has more to do that just knowing how to drive the car. You need to know what problems to look for so that you can avoid major issues with the functioning of the car. One of the most important parts of the car is the brakes. If the brakes are functioning properly it will compromise the safety of everyone in the car, and even those around the car. Here are some things you should be looking for in your car to make sure it is safe.

1. Your Car Is Squealing When you Brake

One common sign that you will notice when the brakes are giving out is that they make a loud squealing sound when you press on the brakes. This could be two problems. The first is that the brake pads are wearing down, so you just need to replace them. Another is that the brakes are actually grinding on the car. If this is the problem is can cause long term damage on the car that will be expensive to fix. So catching the problem early on, is most important.

It is also important to realize that if the brake pads, or if the brakes are malfunctioning, it can be dangerous for the people in the car because you can't guarantee that the car will stop when you pres the brakes. Thus, get this problem attended to right away.

2. The Car Swerves To One Side When You Brake

Another important sign to be looking for is if the car swerves to one side when you press on the brakes. The car has brakes on both sides of the car. If both brakes are working correctly the car will stop and there will be no swerving since each brake is working equally well.

When one brake starts to give out, you will notice that the car swerves to one side whenever you press on the brakes. This is because one side is actually braking the other side keeps going. If you notice this as a problem, you need to get it taken care of immediately. It will be dangerous for everyone if the other brake gives out, which is why you should never ignore this issue.

By knowing what to look for in your Porsche brakes you can protect yourself and those around you. Even if you don't notice any problem signs, you should still have your car looked at regularly for maintenance.