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Brake Safety Week-Top 7 Signs of Weakening Brakes

brake safetyTake a Break for Brake Safety!

September 6-12 is Brake Safety Awareness Week. Even though the travel peaks of summer have passed, you still have places to go, people to see, and things to do, meaning you need to make sure your brakes are in good, working condition for the roads ahead!

 

There are several indicators that you should take your vehicle in to get a brake inspection. The Car Care Council reports the seven most common signs of weakening brakes:

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A few of these are quite obvious, such as hearing strange noises and seeing your brake light on, but what about the others: “pulling, low pedal, hard pedal, and grabbing brakes?”

  • Pulling: the car pulls to one side when applying the brakes
  • Low pedal: the brakes do not engage until the pedal is nearly touching the floor
  • Hard pedal: extreme pressure must be applied before the brakes engage
  • Grabbing: the brakes engage even with minimal touch

 

No matter your destination, CoPilot wants to get you there safely. Be observant while driving and make sure to schedule an appointment if you notice any of these indictors of damaged brakes.

Take the responsibility and keep yourself and others safe on the road by inspecting your brakes today!

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