When to Get Your Brakes Checked
Car maintenance is something that needs to be done with regularity, as problems tend to mount on top of each other the longer that they are put off. As far as safety is concerned, there is nothing more important than having brakes that work. Here is how to keep your brakes maintained and when to get them checked.
Make a Schedule
The most important thing you can do is to make a maintenance schedule. Consider having them checked every 10,000 miles or so, and mark it down somewhere so that you’re more likely to remember the next time that they need to be checked.
When to Get Brakes Checked Outside of Schedule
While keeping a regular schedule will make it more likely that you will get out in front of any problems, sometimes things happen in between maintenance checks.
One of the most common signs that your brakes need to be checked is if you hear a squealing sound coming from your brakes. This is a small indicator in your brake system that means something isn’t right.
Another sign is that you feel strong vibrations when you brake. This is normal when your ABS is engaged but it isn’t normal if you’re braking under ordinary circumstances.
If you notice any of these signs, get your brakes checked as soon as possible.