Brake Repair in Gladwin

Ensuring your car's brakes are operating at peak performance is a crucial step in keeping you and your passengers safe when you're out on the road. You probably already know that you need to change your brake pads regularly (every 40,000-50,000 miles, on average), but brake pads are just one part of your car's braking system.

How do you know it's time to get your brakes repaired at a service center in Gladwin? There are at least five warning signs that can signal your brakes need imminent repair, and if you have any doubt about the operation of your brakes you should get them checked out immediately.

1-You hear odd noises when you use the brake

If you hear squeaking or grinding noises when you press the brake pedal, this typically indicates a problem with the car's brakes. In the case of high-pitched squealing, this can often be traced to the brake pads.

2-The brake light indicator comes on

When your car tries to tell you something via a dashboard indicator, it's time to take notice. If the brake warning light comes on, it's time to come down to Maverick Ford for a brake checkup!

3-The brake pedal feels squishy

Have you noticed a change in the pressure you feel when you depress your brake pedal? If the pedal feels spongy, light, or there's inconsistency, it can mean an issue with the brake fluid.

When your car leaks brake fluid, it can require you to press harder on the pedal to stop your vehicle. This is another situation where you need to get your brakes repaired immediately or they may simply not work when you need them to.

4-You notice a burning smell

When you use your brakes over and over, they inevitably heat up. But when they overheat, you may smell a chemical odor.

First, pull over and let the brakes cool down. Then, bring your vehicle to Maverick Ford in Gladwin. We'll let you know if there's a serious issue with your car and perform brake repairs as required. It's better to get these problems fixed early before they turn into a larger issue with a more expensive repair.

5-You feel a vibration in the steering wheel

Finally, if your steering wheel vibrates when you use the brake, it could be an issue with the brakes. Similarly, if you find that the steering wheel drags to the side when you brake, you might have a misaligned rotor. It's another problem we suggest getting fixed immediately, as ongoing wear and tear on your braking system can shorten your vehicle's lifespan.

Brake repair by Maverick Ford

Schedule your service appointment today. Maverick Ford is open from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Our technicians are factory-trained Ford technicians with the experience and know-how to service your car, truck, or SUV. We carry only the highest quality OEM parts to ensure that your brake repairs last for years and your vehicle retains its value.