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Are Your Brakes Trying to Tell You Something?

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  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 5:00PM
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Are Your Brakes Trying to Tell You Something?



If your brakes are trying to tell you something, you should pay attention. A properly operating brake system helps ensure safe vehicle control and operation and it should be checked immediately if you suspect any problems, says the non-profit Car Care Council.



"While an annual brake inspection is a good way to ensure brake safety, motorists should not ignore signs that their brakes need attention," said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. "Knowing the key warning signs that your brakes may need maintenance will go a long way toward keeping you and others safe on the road."



The Car Care Council reminds motorists to look for the following warning signs that their brakes need to be inspected:




  • Noise: screeching, grinding or clicking noises when applying the brakes.


  • Pulling: vehicle pulls to one side while braking.

  • Low Pedal: brake pedal nearly touches the floor before engaging.

  • Hard Pedal: must apply extreme pressure to the pedal before brakes engage.

  • Grabbing: brakes grab at the slightest touch to the pedal.

  • Vibration: brake pedal vibrates or pulses, even under normal braking conditions.

  • Light: brake light is illuminated on your vehicle's dashboard.



Because brakes are a normal wear item on any vehicle, they will eventually need to be replaced. Factors that can affect brake wear include driving habits, operating conditions, vehicle type and the quality of the brake lining material. Be sure to avoid letting brakes get to the 'metal-to-metal' point as that can mean expensive rotor or drum replacement.



Source: Car Care Council


What People Say About Us

Hixson
  • reviewiconFast Full Service
    General Services, near Hixson, Tennessee
    , 02/05/2020

    Maxi Auto service has been taking great care of my cars for over five years now. Gary does a great job, is trustworthy and fast, and always keeps me updated on what I need to do to my car. I recommend these guys for all your auto repairs because of their integrity and good prices. Thank you Gary for taking care my car

  • reviewiconFast Full Service
    General Services, near Hixson, Tennessee
    , 01/22/2019

    I had a great experience with these guys today. I usually go to the maxi in red bank but they were slammed full today and randy recommended here. I had a wheel bearing out and they took me in and got me out in under 2 hours. That gary guy might not be the friendliest but we cant all be people persons. The other guy did great work at a fair price. I would go here again absolutely.

Hixson
  • reviewiconBest Auto Repair
    Engine Maintenance, near Hixson, Tennessee
    , 08/15/2019

    Called them after terrible service at another shop that was trying to price gauge me and push unnecessary repairs. Spoke with Gary, the manager at this location, and right off the bat he won my business after I expressed some concern about the "suggested repairs" that the other shop had mentioned. He asked it the parts were working, told him yes, as far as I knew, but had been told that replacement was suggested "since those parts are often damaged when doing the primary repair." Without flinching, he immediately responded that, yes, they could replace those parts if I wanted, but that they normally did not change parts if they were in working order. Took car the following morning, repair was completed by that afternoon. I don't know about other reviews, but they did right by me and would gladly recommend them.

  • reviewiconBest Auto Repair
    Engine Maintenance, near Hixson, Tennessee
    , 10/29/2019

    Excellent service. They diagnosed the problem with my car, when two other auto shops failed to do so. Highly recommend them. Blessings!

Hixson
  • reviewiconLocal Mechanics
    Car & Truck Care, near Hixson, Tennessee
    , 08/20/2019

    I started taking my daughters car here after a horrible experience at Firestone down the road. They have been honest and straight forward with us. They made my daughter feel as if she could trust them and their work over the other repair shops around. Keep up the great work!

  • reviewiconLocal Mechanics
    Car & Truck Care, near Hixson, Tennessee
    , 02/05/2020

    Maxi Auto service has been taking great care of my cars for over five years now. Gary does a great job, is trustworthy and fast, and always keeps me updated on what I need to do to my car. I recommend these guys for all your auto repairs because of their integrity and good prices. Thank you Gary for taking care my car

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