Regular inspection of your vehicle's brakes should be a major priority of your car's maintenance. It's very important that you are driving a safe and reliable vehicle. It is recommended that your brakes are inspected at least once a year. This reduces the chance that additional parts of the brake system will fail, resulting in a higher repair cost.
If your brake pedal feels spongy, it is likely that there is air in the hydraulic system. It is the elasticity of the air that creates the mushy feel of the brake pedal. To remove the air, the system must be bled. Air usually enters the system either via a leak somewhere along the brake system's hydraulic lines, or if the fluid level in the braking reservoir has been allowed to drop beyond the minimum level. The usual culprits are a flexible fluid line that breaks, worn seals in the master cylinder, or a braking caliper that may have allowed air to seep past. After locating and repairing the leak, new brake fluid must be introduced into the system.
ABS Light: Indicates a problem with the vehicle's anti-lock braking system. The onboard computer has deactivated the ABS system. Your brakes will still function, but is very dangerous in emergency situations.
Brake Warning Light: Check to see if the vehicle's emergency brake is on. This is a common mistake. If not, this is an alert to check your vehicle's brake fluid and brake lines.
Vehicle Vibrations: Warped brake rotors or drums may cause your brakes to pulsate. Other symptoms could be wheel bearings, or overtightened lug nuts.
The first certain sign that a vehicle needs brake repair is the audible screetching noise when applying the brakes. It will get louder as the brakes continue to wear down, and eventually the brake system will start to grind. Keeping up on regular brake maintenance will save you money in the long run.
The majority of our brake service customers come from Brighton, Hartland, Howell, Pinckney, Whitmore Lake, Hamburg, along with, South Lyon, New Hudson, Wixom, Milford, Highland, and Clyde. Kovach's generates repeat business, simply because they have so much to offer their customers.