How to Detect a Faulty Brake System

It is good practice to have your braking systems checked at every scheduled maintenance check. That being said, the braking system may fail before or after a scheduled service. You should know the early warning signs and have an expert check the system in the Eureka, CA area.

If you notice any of these signs, be sure to pay us a visit at Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Eureka. We will be happy to sort you out at 4320 Broadway Street!

  • How do you tell if your brakes need servicing or replacing?
  • Increased braking distance every time you need the car to come to a stop.
  • A squealing sound produced when you step on the brake lever.
  • You may notice a spongy feel while braking. In other instances, you may be required to exert more effort for the braking system to work. This means that the brake pedal touches the vehicle’s floor.
  • You may notice your vehicle moving either to the right or left side while applying the brakes.
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