The brake system is important to check on a regular basis. The brakes will slow down and stop your vehicle. Bring the vehicle in and we can inspect the brake system for you. If you hear any odd noises, make sure to bring the vehicle in. If any contact is made between the brake pads and brake rotors, the noise will be permanent until the brakes are fixed. The device typically only makes contact with the rotor if the brake pads have worn off most of their thickness. This can help to alert you that there may be an issue with the brakes. Make sure to bring the vehicle in if you hear any noises from the brakes. Sometimes small rocks or debris can get inside the brakes to cause the noise. We can inspect the vehicle and brakes to help determine the cause of the noise.
Feeling a rocking motion when applying the brakes could mean there is an issue with the brake system. It could sometimes feel like you are pumping the brakes when you are actually applying steady pressure to the brake pedal. Worn brake pads can cause this problem. Sometimes a rocking motion could mean an issue with the calipers or brake rotors. This could lead to the risk of the brakes failing.
Typically, vibrations are caused by worn brake pads. They are usually generated when the rotors have become damaged or warped. A master cylinder that is failing can also cause vibrations. This is because it is not allowing smooth pressure to be applied to the braking system. Noticing any vibrations when you are braking is an important sign to not overlook. Air that is in the brake lines can cause the brake pedal to go all the way to the floor with little result of the vehicle slowing down. Pumping the brakes a couple of times can usually give you braking ability again. No matter what issue you might notice, bring the vehicle in so we can properly inspect it for you.