Stop On a Dime!–Slow Down quietly.
Your vehicle’s braking system is its most important safety component. Owners should treat the braking system like they do any other part that is designed to wear down and eventually need replacement, such as the tires or oil filters. When the brakes are overlooked, other system parts will become damaged causing an early replacement. Chief’s Auto in Virginia Beach, VA has a team of brake repair experts on staff ready to provide any of the maintenance or repair needs that you have. Whatever condition your brakes are in, we’re able to return them to their original condition. The easiest way to maint optimal brake performance is by recognizing the early warning signs and letting our team have a look. If you hear a high-pitched squealing sound every time you apply your brakes, this is “normal.” Not normal as in, you can ignore it. But normal as in, we’ve all been there at one time or another. This is definitely an early sign that your brakes need attention. Bring your vehicle to Chief’s Auto asap for a brake check if you’re hearing this squealing noise.
Brake Pad & Brake Rotor Replacements
That squealing noise can be missed if the windows are rolled up or the radio is turned on. The noise will be unmistakable to other vehicle and pedestrians around you. It’s a good idea to drive with your windows down occasionally so you can hear the condition of your brakes. Other warning signs can be felt. Sometimes when you apply your brakes, you may feel a shudder or vibration in the steering wheel, or in the brake pedal. This could be a problem with other parts of the braking system which will need replacement, or be corrected with a maintenance procedure. Let Chief’s Auto’s specialists provide a full brake inspection to find out the true condition of your brakes. If you continue to drive your vehicle, ignoring the squealing sound, this will turn into a scraping noise like sandpaper. The brake pads have worn down completely and you are probably damaging the brake rotors. Consider this an emergency and get to our shop immediately. Once you hear the metal-on-metal grinding noise, your vehicle is about to break down and you may extensive damages to multiple brake components.
Call Chief’s Auto For a Quality Brake Check!
Our goal is to help you avoid a costly brake repair. Pay attention to any symptoms of a braking system malfunction. Being proactive is the best way to keep your vehicle safe on the road and to save money. While the brakes are the most important safety component, they are often the most overlooked. You won’t get caught by surprise if you keep a brake check or maintenance appointment on your to-do list. Brakes need attention, whether it’s a brake check, brake maintenance, or brake repair. Give us a call today at 757-631-1133 to schedule a brake check or brake repair appointment. You can also save time by using our convenient online scheduling system right now! Next time you’re in the area–851 S. Lynnhaven Road–feel free to stop by. We gladly accept our walk-in customers.