Brake Repair Scottsdale AZ
Hey, we’ve all been there. You’re running late for a meeting and you hear a sound coming from your car when you hit the brakes. You don’t want to think about it because you have so many other things on your mind. Then you might notice that you didn’t stop as quickly as you should have, as you are used to. Again, you don’t worry too much about it because it was just a one time incident and you have other things on your mind.
The last thing you can think about right now is the expense of brake repair. It doesn’t matter that you live in Scottsdale, Phoenix, or Tempe … you want to put off any type of brake repair for as long as possible because you know what’s going to happen; you’re going to bring your car into a shop and they’re going to tell you that you have to replace the brake pads, but also the rotors, bearings, calipers, brake lines, and probably even the emergency brake cable.
Maybe that’s happened to you in the past and that relatively small bill exploded out of control and you’re not going to let that happen again. So you keep driving and turn the radio up to ignore the squealing that will eventually become a groaning and then a downright nasty sounding grinding. By that time, you really will have a major bill on your hand (or an accident, depending on how long you ignore the brake repair).
There are plenty of reasons why you should never ignore brake repair, or the signs that it’s necessary.
Brakes are the most important safety feature of your vehicle.
Forget the air bags, side curtain or otherwise: the brakes truly are the single most important safety feature of any car or truck. Without brakes, you won’t stop. It’s that simple.
Just think about the past month of driving. There were probably half a dozen instances where you were grateful you were able to come to a quick stop. Somebody might have cut out in front of you, run a red light, or swerved into your lane from the opposite direction. You stomped on that brake pedal and breathed a sigh of relief that you avoided the accident.
There are thousands of risks out on the roads today and with cars traveling faster and faster, braking becomes more and more important. If you value your safety and that of anyone else in your car, then you should absolutely bring your car in for brake repair the moment you begin to hear that high pitched squeal, a groan, or you feel a vibration whenever you apply the brakes.
Ignoring the high pitched squeal when braking could lead to that aforementioned groaning noise, and worse.
That high pitched squeal could be dust on the brake rotors, but more likely it’s a rod that is inserted into the brake pads that will indicate that they are wearing down. It’s easy to dismiss because you know that you still have pads and that you’ll be able to stop.
However, when you continue to ignore the squealing warning sounds, then eventually those pads will completely wear down and you’ll end up having metal of the backing of those pads grinding against the rotor. Talk about a loud noise and dangerous situation.
When your brakes fail, it can be life threatening to you and anyone else on the roads.
While we often think about the engine as being the most important aspect of any car’s operation, when you consider the importance of the brakes, you’ll realize that it truly is your ability to stop that’s most important.
Getting going is one thing; stopping is something else entirely. If the brakes fail or there is something seriously wrong with them, it could put your life in danger. But not only your life, but the life of anyone else in the car as well as anyone on the road with you.
When your brakes fail because you ignored some of the important warning signs that they needed repair, it’s not really going to be an accident at all. You can argue the merits of this comparison, but when someone drives drunk and hits someone else, is it really an accident? They knowingly got behind the wheel impaired.
When you drive when you are aware that you should really get the brakes worked on, then you’re putting people at risk and not just yourself.
Good working brakes can help reduce the risk of accidents by nearly 50 percent.
Some research studies indicate that when you have poor working brakes, pads that are worn out or completely gone, you increase the chances of getting into an accident. This is because you won’t be able to stop in the same amount of time or distance that you had become accustomed to.
That’s simply not acceptable. When you hear signs or feel indicators when you press the brakes that something is not quite right with them, make sure that you bring them in for brake repair as soon as possible. Whether you live in Scottsdale or anywhere else in the area, brake repair is important for every car on the road.
If you’re concerned about the expense, choose a repair specialist that is more concerned with safety than with dipping his or her hands into your wallet. They should explain any and all potential issues with your brakes, but they should also let you know what’s critical and what could potentially wait, but also explain the risks of doing so.
If you want a brake repair specialist that will do that for you and that has experience keeping the drivers throughout Scottsdale safe, then contact We Fix It Auto Repair.