Brake Service and Repair in Keswick, ON

When it comes to keeping your vehicle safe, brakes play an integral role. Unfortunately, like any mechanical vehicle component, your vehicle’s braking system is just as susceptible to wear, degradation and damage over time. Drivers experiencing brake issues in the Keswick, Ontario area can depend on the team at S&B Keswick Motors Limited for brake service and repair. Continue reading to learn everything you need to know about taking your vehicle in for brake service at our dealership. 

What Causes Brakes to Fail?

Brakes are made up of several different parts, including calipers, cylinders, pads, and rotors. If any of these components start to break down, your brakes will not function properly. Brake damage and degradation can be caused by many things, including excessive use, leaking fluids, and stress from heavy cargo. It should be noted that even brakes that are well-maintained by the owner have a limited lifespan. This is why many automotive experts suggest that every vehicle owner go in to have their brakes inspected occasionally, just to be safe.

When Should I Take My Vehicle in for Brake Service?

Every make and model has different service and maintenance needs, and that reality extends to the brakes as well. Many automotive experts suggest going in for brake inspection every 15,000 kilometres, which is roughly a year of standard vehicle usage. Your vehicle’s owner’s manual will provide you with the most accurate maintenance schedule for your make and model, including information on brake service.

How to Tell if Your Brakes Need Service

Not sure if your vehicle’s brakes are in need of service? Fortunately, there are many different red flags that can help vehicle owners identify when it’s time to take their vehicle in for service. Below, we’ve compiled all the major warning signs that something could be going wrong with your vehicle’s brake system.

Strange Noises

If your vehicle emits a high-pitched screech or grinding noise when you put pressure on the brake pedal, there’s a good chance the vehicle’s brake pads have deteriorated. Grinding noises, in particular, could be an indication of severe wear, as the brake pad has likely worn down to the point the brake system’s metal components are rubbing against one another and causing damage.

Pedal Vibration

All vehicles naturally vibrate while in operation. However, drivers who feel their brake pedal start to vibrate while applying the brakes, especially if the anti-lock brake system isn’t active, should take it as a sign that something’s wrong. Pedal vibration is often caused by a warped issue, a problem that can be addressed by a technician.

Warning Lights

An active brake light or ABS light may be a sign that your vehicle’s brake system needs to be taken in for repair. Brake warning lights can activate for a variety of reasons, which can make it hard for the driver to identify the cause without going in for service. Common issues that result in an active light include a drop in fluid pressure or a leak.

Book a Brake Service Appointment at S&B Keswick Motors Limited

S&B Keswick Motors Limited makes it easy for drivers to take their vehicle in for the service, maintenance, and repair it needs. Whether you’re just going in for a basic inspection or your vehicle is experiencing brake problems, our team will be happy to help you with your brake service needs. Use our secure online form below to book a service appointment with our team.