It’s always good to inspect your brakes periodically to make sure they are working properly. Next time you bring your vehicle in for tire rotation or oil change it is a great time to check the brakes.
Common signs your Brakes have an issue:
- Grinding when applying the brakes
- Brake pedal travels to the floorboard
- Vehicle pulling to one side when applying the brakes.
- Excessive heat coming from the wheel.
- ABS light is on
- Changes in brake response.
What is the technician looking for when he is inspecting your brakes? Proper inspection of the brakes will include:
- Test drive for performance
- Under carriage inspection checking for leaks in brake lines, brake hoses or physical damage. Inspection will also include mounting brackets, wheel cylinders and other abnormalities.
- Technician will remove the rear brake drums and or front disc brakes to inspect them for various problems like hard spots and cracks, excessive wear.
- Brake calipers will be inspected to make sure the hydraulics are working properly, and the caliper pins are moving freely.
- Will check the brake master cylinder and brake fluid to make sure the fluid is not contaminated, and the master cylinder is working properly.
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How often should I get my brakes inspected? Typically, it would be best to get your brakes inspected every 10,000-12,000 miles or once a year. Check your vehicles manual for the recommended brake inspection interval. Brake inspections are important to ensure your safety on the road. A typical brake inspection takes about 30 minutes.