Your brakes work hard to effectively stop your vehicle and that constant pressure, friction, and use will wear out the components of your braking system. Ignoring brake maintenance and necessary service will put you and others at risk. Here are four signs that your brakes need service at Wilson Chevrolet in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Intense or weird noises
When you press the brake pedal, you should be met with effective, silent stopping power. If that silence is now crowded with screeching or other weird noises, it’s time for a service check.
Unusual or troubling sensations
When brakes are wearing down or are no longer working as they should, you may feel a grinding sensation when you activate them.
Longer response time
Your brakes should be responsive if they are in good shape. If you notice it takes longer for the brakes to do their job or you need to add more pressure than normal to stop your Chevy, your brakes need service.
Hitting the brakes should not lead to a change in your vehicle’s direction. Your brakes may be suffering from uneven wear or an obstruction in the brake fluid if your car pulls to one side when you hit the brake pedal.
For all your car maintenance needs, contact the service department at Wilson Chevrolet in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Going on an exciting summer road trip? Before you head out, make sure your ride is ready for it so your vacation isn’t spoiled by a nasty repair bill. Follow these tips to get your Chevrolet as prepared to hit the road as it can be.
Check your car’s fluids
Your car has a lot of fluids, and while some are more crucial than others, they all play an important role. If it’s been a while since your last oil change, make sure to get that done before a summer road trip since your engine might overheat. You’ll also want to check the coolant and windshield fluid. If your brakes feel mushy and your steering isn’t responsive, you should schedule a service appointment to check the brake and power steering fluids as well.
Look at your car’s tires
Tires are some of the most important components of any car. They do a lot more than just get you rolling: they affect safety and fuel economy. If you want a nice, smooth ride on your summer road trip and don’t want to stop for gas every two hours, make sure that your tires are in good condition and properly inflated.
Handle general maintenance
Cars are full of interacting and important components that need general maintenance over time. Have a technician take a look at your brake pads, air filters, and any other areas you suspect may be due for a replacement.
For the best summer road trip and all-around car ownership experience, schedule a service appointment at Wilson Chevrolet in Stillwater, Oklahoma, where our factory-trained technicians will ensure your Chevy is ready for whatever you throw at it.