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Most motorists don't know there is a problem with their brakes until the problem has become big and expensive. However, there are a number of signs every motorist can look out for. Keeping their car in good working order is important to all motorists. The challenge, however, is often having enough knowledge about how an engine or a vehicle operates to either fix problems themselves, or identify small problems before they grow in size and complication.

Early Identifiers That Your Brakes Need to Be Checked

With this in mind, and from years of providing superior services to motorists of all vehicle types,  Mooresville Synthetic Oil has the following information to share to help you identify when your brakes could use some attention.

Are Your Wheels Trying to Record an Album?

If it sounds like your wheels are attempting (and failing) to harmonize each time that you put pressure on the brake then it’s likely they aren’t auditioning for Automotive’s Got Talent, but instead are trying to tell you that they need to be changed. Inside your brakes is a small metal rod which starts to scrape against the wheel of your car when your brake pads become too worn. This noise is there to tell you that it’s time to head to the mechanic and have your brakes replaced.

A Clicking Sound

If harmonizing together isn’t your wheels’ thing, maybe it’s clicking in synchronization. Maybe they are going out on their own as a solo clicking act? Who knows? The point is that if you can hear clicking sounds coming from the wheels of your car then it’s time to pay attention to your brakes. Your brake pads are installed into a secure fitting which is part of your vehicle’s braking system. If the brake pads become dislodged through driving or were not installed correctly then they can become loose When this happens, the act of braking causing them to move around, causing the metal clicking noise that you hear each time that you slow your car down. If you can hear this sound, it’s time to make your way to your mechanic. When you are inspecting your brakes, be sure to check the level of your brake fluid. If you notice that it is low or that is has become dirty, click here to buy AMSOIL DOT 3 and DOT 4 Synthetic Brake Fluid and replace it with a high-quality alternative. To learn about the range of AMSOIL products available for your entire vehicle, speak with a synthetic oil change expert by calling Mooresville Synthetic Oil at (336) 247-0212.

The Process Takes Longer

If it feels like you have to apply the brake pedal earlier and earlier each time that you want to stop your car then you aren't losing your mind. In fact, unless you can hear any other unusual noises coming from your car as you brake or any other signs that something is wrong, it’s likely that your brake pads just need to be replaced. If you are at the point where you can notice your brakes taking longer and longer to do their job, head to the mechanic as soon as possible. While it may seem like you have a lot of driving time left in the brakes, once they reach the point where you can recognize their quality, they don't have much life left in them.

To the Left, to the Left

Beyonce sang it, but your car never should! Not because your car doesn’t have the vocals for it, but more that your car should only go in the direction you choose. If one of your brake pads has come loose or was installed incorrectly and has subsequently worn down at a different rate to the other brake pads, it can cause your car to pull to one side each time that you brake. If you notice this happening when you break, it’s time to get it looked at.

Every Engine Can Benefit From a Synthetic Oil Change in Iredell County

When it comes to identifying early signs that there may be a problem with your brakes, these are some great items to look and listen out for. Of course, it's important that you also add your brake fluid to the list of items you check during your regular maintenance. If any of the fluids you check are low or old, speak with Mooresville Synthetic Oil at (336) 247-0212 or check out the online store for further information about the benefits of a synthetic oil change and to place an order.


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