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Brake Maintenance At Albuquerque NM Auto Repair Shop

When it comes to safety, there’s nothing more important in your vehicle than your brakes. That’s why it’s so important to have an ASE-Certified technician at your local Albuquerque NM Auto Repair shop perform regular brake maintenance. A brake check-up should include:

  • Brand and dash warning lights
  • Condition of brake hoses and brake lines
  • Brake fluid level
  • Brake lining wear
  • Rotor thickness

Warning signs that your brakes may be in need of some repair or replacement from your local Albuquerque NM Auto Repair shop include:

  • Vibrations: if your brake pedal vibrates when you apply pressure, it most likely means your brake's rotors are warped.
  • Grinding/Squealing: These noises indicate that your brake pads are worn beyond replacement. If you hear these noises shortly after it rains, it’s normal.
  • Glowing ABS Light: Many newer vehicles have an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) light that will glow when excessive build-up or metal particles from the brake system is detected.
  • Low Pedal Feel: If your brake pedal reaches all the way to the ground, this could be a sign that you have little brake fluid or there is an air leak in the braking system.
  • Brake Grabbing: If your vehicle tends to pull to one side when you apply the brakes, this most likely means your brake linings are wearing unevenly or you require a brake fluid flush.

You need to be confident about your brakes with every stop you make. Have your brake system inspected by an ASE-Certified technician at your local Albuquerque NM Auto Repair shop today if you experience any of these warning signs.

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